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Amber Heard: Actors who stay in the closet are saying it’s ‘wrong’ to be gay or bi

Joseph McCormick June 29, 2015
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Actress Amber Heard has said she has to “fight” for movie roles since she came out as bisexual.

The 29-year-old ‘Magic Mike XXL’ star, who came out as bisexual back in 2010, before she met her husband Johnny Depp in 2012, said she didn’t want to be “defined by” her sexuality.

Speaking to the Times, she said: “I don’t want to have to deny my sexuality in order to be me. But I don’t want to have to be defined by it. I’m fundamentally opposed to trying to edit myself to be palatable or popular. I don’t give a f**k. I fight, but I shouldn’t have to.”

Going on, she said she thought celebrities who stay in the closet are “inadvertently admitting it’s wrong” to be gay or bisexual.

She went on: “I personally think that if you deny something or if you hide something you’re inadvertently admitting it’s wrong. I hate the idea of a label just as much as anyone else but I’m with who I’m with.

“I’m not a better actress than I was yesterday and my personal life should have no effect on that.”

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