Amber Heard has never been afraid of discussing her bisexuality.
During a panel at The Economist's second annual Pride and Prejudice event in New York Thursday, the actress again candidly addressed the issue and recalled the first time she publicly talked about her sexual orientation back in 2010.
The 30-year-old said:
"I just answered honestly [when After Ellen asked about my sexuality]. I could tell by the look on this person's face it was a big deal. My poor publicist. Then I realized the gravity of what I had done and why so many people—studio execs, agents, advisors—did not want this coming before my name. I became attached to a label. I've never seen myself defined by the person I'm with. I saw myself being in this unique position and having a unique responsibility. So, I bit the bullet."
The truth is the actress had never hid her orientation from friends and family, so to be told to keep it a secret felt foreign and uncomfortable to her. She explained: