Amber Heard
Amber Heard

American actress Amber Heard opened up about her personal life and career in the September edition of Flare magazine.

The 27-year-old actress said she wants the world to see her as an artist and not judge her on the basis of her relationship with Johnny Depp. Heard and Depp met during filming of their movie The Rum Diary in 2011.

"It's not part of my professional life," she said, "I want to be an artist. I don't want to be a celebrity."

"You can find pictures of me [on the Internet] pumping gas, picking up dry cleaning, walking my dog, but nowhere are you going to find pictures of me hanging around at some nightclub," she added, "Can you ever imagine yourself in a situation like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie or Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, where the world feels like they have a stake in your private life? I would never want it... I guess I could not hold hands with who I want to, but what kind of life would that be? I don't want to change just because people are watching. I've always been the person who says what she wants."

Meanwhile, the Pirates of the Caribbean star, who was previously in a committed relationship with girlfriend Vanessa Paradis for 14 years, recently moved in with Heard and also introduced her to his children.

In professional news, the actress' thriller film Paranoia, with Australian actor Liam Hemsworth, will be out on 16 August.

"I loved how you're dealing with a lot of old themes like greed and power, but it's such a modern story. My character basically had to be smart enough to manipulate Liam Hemsworth's character. Yes, there are sex scenes, but it wasn't like she was falling at his feet," she said about her character.