Amber Heard is sitting beautifully as the December 2015 cover star of Marie Claire magazine. On the cover which was shot by Boe Marion, Amber is wearing a ARMANI PRIVE FALL 2015 fuchsia puffy sleeve blazer which was topped off with side swept wavy tresses and flawless make-up. In the issue, she opens up about being a step-mother to two teens, her work ethics, tabloid rumors and more. Continue below to read some excerpts from Amber interview and to see images from her fashion spread. For more on Amber's feature, visit MarieClaire.com and pick up a copy on newsstand on November 17th.
On tabloid rumors about her relationship with husband Johnny Depp:"I try not to react to the horrible misrepresentation of our lives, but it is strange, and hard."
On being limited by her looks:
"I wish I didn't have to pick between being seen as sexually viable and something more substantial."
On gay rights:
"No matter what people want to label me as, I still fight for equality, and I think popular opinion will catch up. I think it already has, actually. I think our generation sees themselves as part of a larger global community, and therefore, it's harder to enact basic tribalistic prejudices based on ignorance and hate."
On being a stepmother to two teens:
"[It's] an honor and the greatest, most surprising gift I have ever received in my life ... I feel new flavors that I didn't know existed. New colors that I didn't know existed have been added to my life. I'm so happy."
On her strong work ethic:
"You respect what it takes to earn it [money], and it also gives you a certain resilience, because it minimizes this false notion that that's what matters. I know that to not be true, and I know I'm fine without it. That's why maybe I'm so independent. I never expect anyone to give me anything—the notion of someone supporting me would be absurd to me."
Photos: Marie Claire