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."


Contactmusic

Tags: Johnny Depp - Amber Heard

Advertisement

More Johnny Depp

Amber Heard In, Matthew McConaughey Out Of 'Magic Mike XXL'

Matthew McConaughey will not be reprising his role as strip club owner Dallas in the upcoming sequel to Magic Mike, Magic Mike XXL. The 2015...

Johnny Depp Joins Ryan Adams for Danzig Cover in London [Video]

Hollywood actor Ryan Adams was joined by friend and keen guitarist Johnny Depp on-stage in London on Thursday night (September 18, 2014). The Hollywood actor...

Everything You Need To Know About Kevin Smith's And Johnny Depp's Film Yoga Hosers

After a run of poorly received films that have dented Johnny Depp’s reputation as a box-office magnet, the Hollywood superstar must be keen to move...

Johnny Depp Set To Co-Star With 15 Year-Old Daughter In 'Yoga Hosers'

Just like her famous father, Lily-Rose Depp is embarking on a career in the movie industry. The 15 year-old girl is set to co-star with...

Advertisement

Kevin Smith And Johnny Depp Working With Their Own Daughters In Upcoming Film

Kevin Smith is in the process of directing the second film in his new trilogy set in rural Canada. The film is a loose sequel...

Upcoming Kevin Smith Movie "Yoga Hosers" Looks Cool. And Very, Very Weird.

So Kevin Smith is collaborating with Johnny Depp on a movie. Beware, this could get very, very weird. So, Yoga Hosers. According to The Hollywood...

Mamma Mia, Sweeney Todd? Which Is The Best Musical Movie?

Disney is heading in a new direction with its Christmas film offering this year by producing its first theatrical adaptation of a Broadway musical, Into...

On Set With 'Alice in Wonderland: Through The Looking Glass' [Pictures]

Pictures have emerged of Mia Wasikowska, Lindsay Duncan and Ed Speleers filming scenes for 'Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass' on location in Gloucester....

Advertisement

Comments

Johnny Depp Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Johnny Depp

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All