Johnny Depp - Amber Heard: 'I Couldn't Defend Playboy Club On My Own'

Johnny Depp's rumoured girlfriend Amber Heard has opened up about her axed Tv flop The Playboy Club, insisting she was uncomfortable defending the show as an "unintentional spokesperson".

The actress portrayed a sexy Playboy bunny working in Hugh Hefner's real-life 1960s club in the drama, which was cancelled in 2011 due to low ratings.

Before it even aired, The Playboy Club drew criticism from feminist icon Gloria Steinem, who worked at the famous venue in her 20s and claimed the show was "not telling the truth" about what went on in that era.

Heard has now reflected on the programme's failure, admitting she felt pressured to stick up for the show in interviews as its leading lady.

She tells Bullit magazine, "I became the show's default, unintentional spokesperson, which I wasn't capable of doing. I wasn't the show's creator. I was stuck in front of the press and left to defend The Playboy Club when, in fact, I can't stand for the integrity of the show. I wasn't in control of it by any means.

"The pilot was well-written and creative historical fiction. It was meant to be a fun narrative about a group of young women in a very volatile and revolutionary moment."

Now the 27 year old is trying to steer away from playing pretty characters: "I have something more to offer than the superficial stuff. When my agents go through the initial filtering process, I've asked them to always put scripts that don't have the first descriptor of the character as 'beautiful,' 'sexy,' or 'hot' at the top of the pile."


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