Amber Heard was warned coming out would kill her career

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Amber Heard has revealed that she was warned that coming out as bisexual would end her Hollywood career.

The Justice League star was speaking at The Economist's second-annual Pride & Prejudice Summit on Thursday (March 23) when she revealed that she was 'strongly advised' to keep her sexual orientation to herself.

"It did impact my career, it was difficult," she said at the event (via People). "It was not easy. I was the only one working in this way, so it was definitely difficult because no one had done it.

"I did that even though everyone told me it would end my career, without a doubt."

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She went on to add that some directors question whether Heard could convincingly play a straight woman as a romantic lead - something the actress was very unimpressed by.

"I rolled my eyes at that. And I said, 'Watch me do it'," she said. "And I did it."

She also added that she finds it funny when people talking about her "coming out" because she was "never in".

"Well, I always say in response - when I hear someone comment about me coming out, I think it's funny because I was never in," she said. "In part because I was very stubborn, I guess, and also in part because I just didn't feel it was wrong.

"I was always out. I was an activist. I went to protests. I refused to not bring my partner at the time, but no one ever asked me about it."

Of course, interest in Heard's private life hit is peak after she started dating her The Rum Diary co-star Johnny Depp in 2011, later marrying him in 2015.

She filed for divorce from the actor in May last year, and was granted a temporary domestic violence restraining order against him.

The couple settled their divorce court case in August and Heard withdrew her request for a domestic violence restraining order. The case has now been dismissed with prejudice, meaning Heard can no longer refile it.

Depp has staunchly denied any and all allegations of domestic violence, and his friends and family all publicly showed their support to the actor.

Of course, opening up about her bisexuality hasn't destroyed Amber Heard's career, showing it doesn't - and shouldn't - make a difference.

In fact, she's just about to kick ass in the new Justice League film - which just dropped an EPIC new trailer, by the way - as Mera later this year before taking a central role James Wan's solo Aquaman film starring Jason Momoa.

Justice League will hit US and UK cinemas on November 17, 2017.

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