Actress Amber Heard, now married to Johnny Depp, came out as bisexual back in 2010.
She’s been a staunch advocate for the LGBTI community since which is one of the reasons why she wanted to star in the upcoming film The Danish Girl. In the film, Eddie Redmayne plays an artist famous for getting one of the first known gender-reassignment surgeries.
Heard plays the artist’s wife.
‘It’s story about heart and love between two people and identity as well and it just so happens to be also an LGBT issue,’ she tells IndieWire. ‘Discrimination, identity, family relationships love, all these things within the context of a society. All of these things within a society that doesn’t accept that.
‘Somebody undergoing a sex change to fully realize themselves is incredibly compelling for me,’ she adds. ‘I’m obviously a major advocate for equality and as a member of the LGBT community I am honored to be able to be part of a story that represents a part of that struggle and that life.’
She calls Oscar winner Redmayne ‘one of the most talented actors of my generation (and) that’s to undersell him.’
The Danish Girl will be released in December.