Amber Heard Admires The Way Angelina Jolie “Parlayed” Her Career, Said The Actress Was Her Inspiration
Amber Heard apparently aspired to a career as illustrious as Angelina Jolie's, but fans took offense at her comments.
While Amber Heard’s tumultuous defamation trial with Johnny Depp has made headlines, she is an actor, activist, and model in her own right. Her popularity rose following the film, The Rum Diary, alongside her ex-husband Johnny Depp. Though the movie wasn’t really a success, her romance with her co-star made her even more popular.
However, it appears that Johnny wasn’t her role model in acting. As her career and romantic relationship simultaneously flourished, Amber at one point revealed who is her inspiration as an actress. She said she wanted a career like Johnny’s longtime friend, Angelina Jolie. Here’s why she mentioned the A-list star as her inspiration.
Amber Heard Says Angelina Jolie Is Her Inspiration
When asked in an interview while promoting her film Paranoia if there were any actors she admired, she instantly mentioned Angelina Jolie as her inspiration. “I can’t think of anyone who’s better accomplished the kind of trajectory I admire better than Angelina Jolie,” she revealed.
She further explained, “She’s really parlayed life in the public eye and used it to her advantage as opposed to just living life as a recluse because you feel taken advantage of by the general public and the paparazzi-obsessed culture.”
The 2013 interview, which remains available on YouTube, has since obtained more than 700,000 views. It has also received over 3,500 likes and more than 1,700 comments. Several netizens appear to have slammed Amber Heard because of her statement during the interview. With regard to her mentioning the name of Angelina Jolie, some even noted that it was an “insult.”
One commented that it is insulting to the Maleficent star that her name is “in the same sentence” as Amber’s. “Not only is [Jolie] breathtakingly beautiful but the grace she carries herself with, and the heart she possesses is incomparable,” the netizen wrote. Another commented, “The irony is Angelina Jolie actually has a heart and is emphatic.”
To pursue her modeling career in New York, Amber Heard dropped out of school at the age of 17. She eventually relocated to Los Angeles to start a career in acting. To date, her most notable role is her portrayal of Princess Mera in Justice League (2017) and Aquaman (2018) franchise. While she still hasn’t reached the pinnacle of success in her career like Angelina, she may mirror Angelina in a way or two.
Amber Heard Mirrors Angelina Jolie’s Career
Although Amber’s career doesn’t include the same level of notoriety and multiple awards as Angelina’s, the actress was able to emulate her in some ways. She doesn’t have any directing or writing credits on her list, but she served as a producer on And Soon the Darkness and Syrup. She also starred in both films.
Also, just like Angelina, Amber has also put her name and fame to good use. She spent time in Jordan serving with the Syrian American Medical Society to help refugees of the Syrian civil war. She was also recognized by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner as a Human Rights Champion.
Another similarity she has with Angelina is the messy end of their high-profile relationship. It can be remembered that Brad Pitt sued his ex-wife Angelina for illegally selling her share of their French wine estate. He claimed that they both agreed that neither would sell their share of the Château — where they married in 2014 — and its profitable vineyard without approval from the other party.
While Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are still battling over custody of their six children, Amber Heard and ex-husband Johnny Depp are also in court in a defamation trial. The two actresses may mirror each other’s careers in some way. It’s a less savory connection to share, but definitely, one that must be acknowledged.
What Does Angelina Jolie Think Of Amber Heard?
There are also reports that Angelina had warned her friend Johnny Depp about Amber Heard and showed her dislike towards the actress. An article published in 2014 alleged, “Angelina Jolie is giving old friend Johnny Depp romance advice, warning him he could be making a big mistake marrying Amber Heard.”
Johnny and Angelina have been friends since they met on the set of the film, The Tourist, in 2010. At the time that they worked together, they faced all kinds of rumors and allegations – from those critics who couldn’t stand seeing the actors on one screen to those who believed that there was an affair between the two.