Time to Shine
Sometimes it seems like Amber Heard is ahead of her time. Two years ago, while separating from her then husband, Johnny Depp, Heard spoke out about violence against women and her own reportedly troubling experiences with it. While it’s always courageous for women to come forward and speak their truths, back then—before the marches, the magazine covers and especially the #MeToo movement—speaking out against powerful Hollywood men was more treacherous than it is today. Heard faced skepticism, harsh criticism and online abuse. But now she’s speaking out in a different way, as a face of L’Oréal Paris. The culture has caught up with her. “L’Oréal hired me because of the woman I represent,” she says. “That woman—that idea—was viewed and digested by the world very differently two years ago. To see L’Oréal come to me... knowing that they hired me because I embody this new woman... that represents a new generation of thought and a new energy.”
The “new woman” Heard talks about is one with unshakable confidence and strength—one who has a voice and stands for something. Heard knows a little something about that.