Johnny Depp’s relationship with Amber Heard got off to a rocky start last year when the tabloids caught wind of it — Johnny was still with longtime love Vanessa Paradis when he met Amber on the set of “The Rum Diary,” and Amber had just gone public with her relationship with female photographer Tasya van Ree. An April 29 report by Radar Online claims that Amber was “apprehensive” about her relationship with Johnny at first, which could have something to do with all the attention their romance received from the tabloids.
However, here’s what a source said about how Johnny Depp finally won over Amber Heard: “At first, Amber was a little apprehensive, because she didn’t want to be seen as the mistress. But Johnny won her over with his generosity and he was constantly giving her gifts.” These gifts included expensive jewelry and tons of flowers.
It’s not hard to see why Johnny worked so hard to win over Amber — the blonde bombshell is quite the catch. She looked amazing in a classic Playboy bunny costume in the short-lived TV series “The Playboy Club,” and she’s also been cast as eye candy in a few popular films. Seth Rogen was a very lucky guy in the stoner comedy “Pineapple Express,” in which Amber played his gorgeous high school student girlfriend. She got to do something in that movie that a lot of people would probably love to do — she stabbed James Franco with a fork.
Jesse Eisenberg also thought that he was a pretty lucky guy in the movie “Zombieland,” but his dream girl became a nightmare when she transformed into a fearsome flesh eater with a freaky tongue. Amber could be labeled a scream queen after also scoring roles in the horror flicks ”The Stepfather,” “The Ward,” and “And Soon the Darkness.”
Amber also starred alongside Nicholas Cage in the grindhouse flick “Drive Angry.” She played a waitress who goes along for the ride when an undead criminal escapes from Hell to kill a cult leader. Amber must enjoy trashy midnight movie-style flicks, because she also signed on for Robert Rodriguez’ upcoming movie “Machete Kills,” and she might replace Kristen Stewart to play a snuff film star in Nick Cassavetes’ “Cali.”
It will be interesting to see if dating Johnny Depp will affect Amber Heard’s career. Will he help her score roles in big family-friendly blockbusters like his “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise,” or will he convince her to ditch her California girl look to play pale, raven-haired characters in Tim Burton movies?
Amber worked hard to get a chance to work with Johnny in “The Rum Diary,” which sees Johnny revisit portraying his old writer pal Hunter S. Thompson. Here’s what Amber told Collider about the experience: “I fought really hard for that role. It was a long process — a grueling one. I wrote letters to the people involved. I committed myself to being this character and ultimately I had the opportunity to work on it, so I’m extremely happy for my hard work. It paid off.” It definitely paid off in more ways than one.
That comment makes it seem like Amber has a hard time being taken seriously, and she did only manage to score very small roles in her two big blockbuster movies “Zombieland” and “Pineapple Express.” So perhaps being with Johnny will help her earn a little more respect as an actress. However, it’s to be hoped that this isn’t the only reason she gave in and decided to date Johnny.