My ex-boyfriend and I were hanging in front of Amber Heard, and she took my side. Although no, let’s all the same in order.
I came to Los Angeles to meet with the actress at lunch. A typical lunch for an interview with a celebrity. The program is also standard: an hour and a half to talk about creative plans. Hurd is late, I fill the pause with a glass of wine. But here it appears, we choose a table in a sun-drenched patio and settle among the greens, trying to be as unobtrusive as possible. Although Ember in a black linen dress and black hat is almost impossible to recognize. In one ear there are five earrings, in the other there are three earrings, rings, bracelets. Nothing can be combined with anything, but everything looks cool. On his right hand is a large bandage.
“It turns out that plastic trees burn almost as well as real ones,” the actress explains with a grin. – I rent a house in Australia (at the time of the interview, Hurd was acting in fantasy “Aquamen”, in the Russian box office on December 20. – Note by “Tatler” ). So there is such a tree there. My assistant lit candles … I love when there’s a lot of fire around. I felt the smell of burning, and the next second the whole house was covered with black smoke. I run to the kitchen, urine towels, yell at people who are trying to bring down the flame and do only worse. Under the tree there are already puddles of melted plastic, and they also burn. I extinguished the fire, but did not notice that the plastic was dripping into my hand. I thought it was just ashes strewing. In general, napalm attack against itself.
Here, according to the laws of superhero cinema, a miracle woman Hurd should kind of like to say something philosophical. What, so to speak, is the moral of this fable? And here is what:
“You understand that you are very good at coping with fire when others can not do anything.” That worries me. Why does everything get along so well with fire?
Is it any wonder that friends call it a “natural disaster”. When the waiter approaches, she orders a glass of Pinot Noir Walt Santa Rita Hills 2015. I’m asking for a bottle.
Heard is from Texas. I came to Los Angeles at the age of seventeen. The first big kinolol played in the series “Fires of the Night Friday”, the first major – in the horror “All the guys love Mandy Lane.” Was filmed in “Welcome to Zombilend”, “Machete Kills”, Californication. Just flashed on the screens in the DC-based “League of Justice” in the role of the sea queen Measure and plays it in “Aquamen”. To bring himself in shape (Costume suit – tight, like the swimwear “Rescuers Malibu”, overalls), the thirty-one-year-old actress had to sweat.
“I got up in the morning, practiced, ate a hard-boiled egg and a little cabbage, and then went to classes on stunt tricks or martial arts,” Amber says. – Trained for five hours a day. In the next film I’ll be shooting in spacious coaching.
I ask Amber if she does not think her life is absurd.
“Quite often,” she replies. – When in the glossy Lycra overalls you hang over the set on the lounges entangled with wires, so that in the picture in the movie you hovered over the ocean, you ask yourself, of course, the question: is the cartoon everything or have you already acquired the ability to hydrokinesis?
What else do you need to know about this girl? Although you already know this. I met with billionaire superhero Ilon Mask, went to the stage of walks with his sons in Sydney, parted, bringing the world forbes number eighty to the recognition “I was really in love, and it hurts.” They remained friends with the privilege of dining together.
Before Mask Amber was married to Johnny Depp for a year and a half, and what he did with her, the media call domestic violence. When the most famous actor in the world beats you, it is difficult, of course, to call things by their proper names. Depp charges denied, tried to convince everyone that Hurd can not be trusted, but eventually paid her seven million dollars. All the money she donated to the American Union for the Protection of Civil Liberties and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.
How else? The victim of violence, of course, should help others.
“If I did not have this rostrum, I would stand on tiptoe and still help,” Amber says. “I live half my mind, half emotion. For me, as a person, it is very important to make the world better even in the smallest, hardly noticeable way that I can. I always tried to do the right thing. I always used everything that is given to me. I must make my neighbor’s life better.
In a real, not drawn-up league of justice, she has been playing for a long time, whatever happened in reality between her and her ex-husband.
“I have been supporting the American Civil Liberties Union since I was sixteen,” the actress says. – My friends hung in the rooms posters of the group ‘N Sync, I also collected posters from the Second World, propagandizing feminism. Our mothers and grandmothers tried to make sure that our life was better than theirs. I came to everything ready. Compared with other countries and generations, we live well. Yes, of course, sexism has not yet been defeated. “She shakes her head, as if amazed at her own naivety. “How mistaken I was!” How fucking I was!
“I like being told that I’m smart. But can you imagine telling a man this? ”
Now is the best time to talk about sexism or feminism. Thanks to Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump, Bill Cosby – discussions on women’s rights have become louder than bombing in Syria. Ember, as you know, has something to say about this.
– Even before the scandal with Trump, before the surrender of positions, which we women, together allowed, I myself surrendered. The roots of Mizohinia are much deeper and more widespread than it seems. I realized this only about a year and a half ago. Before that, I lived with my head in the sand, because I compared our life with life in other countries and America of the past. I did not realize how far we have to move forward on the road to equality. To justice.
Even Lenin sometimes got off the armored car. Let’s give Ember a breather in her revolution. I’m interested in what she reads. “The Life of Cleopatra.” Yesterday read the biography of Catherine the Great. The day before yesterday – the history of the Romanovs’ house.
– Highly recommend! You can not imagine more obscene, unbelievable, inconceivable plots than in the history of the Romanovs’ house!
What volumes about the Romanovs? It would be believable that this woman can read something longer than a fantasy script!
“There are long downtime on the set,” Hurd explains.
Well, we believe. Let us now turn to obscenities. Will she identify herself as a bisexual? After the announcement of the end of the novel with the Mask, Amber consoled in the Indonesian jungle in the arms of a twenty-nine-year-old master of mixed martial arts and an open lesbian Raquel Pennington – her own instagram kept a candle.
“I do not identify myself in any way.” I am human. I like those who I like. I once had dinner with a woman, we were photographed in the parking lot. I held her hand and realized that I had two options: to withdraw my hand and, when asked about it, to answer that my personal life is my personal life. Or do not pull it off, so hold.
Guess what she chose. She was immediately hit by a Hollywood patriarchal rink.
“Everyone said to me: it’s impossible.” I then shot in one movie with Nicolas Cage, in the other – with Johnny. I was vied with each other: you destroy everything, you can not do this with your career. And I answered that I can not do it any other way. It’s me, look at me like that. I was convinced that no one of these relations demonstrates, none of the actresses, it goes beyond. And I did not go beyond. I have never been in them. The LGBT movement was an attempt to create an umbrella for marginalized people who were denied the right to be themselves. But human nature is a subtle thing. We become more educated, learn more about ourselves, add new letters to the alphabet of our self-identification. We had a powerful LGBT shield, but we were stuck under his protection. It is important to fight with labels. The time will come and we will all be called “people”.
“Life is like an orange. I have to squeeze all the juice out of this orange to the last drop. ”
I pour myself some wine.
– Equality should not be a matter of dispute, – Ember Davidovna feels like an armored car at home. – History favors those who are on the side of truth. Whether it be civil rights activists in 1962, suffragettes in 1914 or gay rights advocates in 2007. All these ideas at one time seemed unaccustomed, but if you look at history, the trend at all times was one: justice. There are no different degrees of justice, as we are trying to show. The essence of the changes of our time is that the very understanding of equality is changing.
The hour and a half, allotted for the interview, have long since expired. We finish the second bottle of Pinot Noir. I have long respected Amber Hurd. A young woman walks past us in a long bright orange skirt and purple heels. Amber says to her: “I like your skirt! You look great! “After that I begin to respect her even more. We women rarely say to each other that we are beautiful.
– It’s true. We do not say, “Amber agrees, after a moment’s thought. Apparently, this pause means that she does not agree. – From early childhood I wanted to be not a princess, but a prince. I was drawn to something exciting. I dreamed of becoming brave or smart, and not beautiful.
“It’s easy to say that when you’re beautiful,” I remark.
– My face and my brains do not exclude each other. We have such a physiological approach to the human race – we share the soul and body.
– It is believed that the person we deserve, we get somewhere to fifty years …
“It’s an honor to grow to your face,” Amber says. – Have something speaking louder than any words. As a child, when I met the book mentioning that the princess was beautiful, I was nervous. It’s the same in Hollywood. I read five to ten scenarios a week, and four out of five do not say anything more about the main female character. Always the same adjectives: beautiful, or sexy, or something like that. I began to ask the agents: do not send me scripts, where the first adjective in the description of the heroine is beautiful. And if the second – mysterious, in general, throw it away. “Mysterious” means that the prehistory of the heroine does not matter. I’ve met this many times!
What then should be a man to throw the script into a basket?
– There is not one word – it all depends on the movie and the story. That’s the whole point.
Ember lowers his voice and depicts reading the script: “Severe. He has seen a lot. I’m used to giving orders, not fulfilling. ”
– In the descriptions of the male character, there are many details that characterize him – the actress comes out of the image. “Women do not have that luxury. When I started here, I was young, on my own, with my southern accent – they treated me even more lousier than usual with actresses. I like it when they tell me that I’m smart, but can you imagine saying this to a man?
At this point, and appears my ex-boyfriend Alex. Until yesterday, we had not seen each other for eighteen years. And yesterday they met, and he offered to pick me up after the interview. But I’m not going to leave Amber (and Pinot Noir).
“You’re angry because I’m one of those men who use the word pussy,” says Alex (nowadays it’s more terrible to call women pussy in America than to vote for Trump and film Kevin Spacey.) – Note: “Tutler” ).
– Of course, I’m angry. You can not equate the quality of female anatomy with weakness, – I declare, remembering why we broke up. “Amber, what do you say about this?”
“No, I do not use such words,” Hurd said diplomatically, but firmly. – I remember my father taught me to go round horses and shout: “Do not be such a pussy!” I answered him: “Dad, I’m only eight.” (Apparently, Amber means that little girls are not obliged to tame the horses.) – Note: “Tutler .”
Feminism is feminism, but it’s really time to pay the bill. The last question, while Alex did not separate us.
– Do you regret anything?
“I do not know how to regret anything,” the actress replies. “I want to squeeze juice from a fucking orange.” I have one this orange. A person has one life, and I can not, just can not imagine that I will not squeeze all the juice to the last drop. What could be worse than an unextended life? If I had to write one sentence about myself, I would have written: I did not waste a single second.