Amber Heard has said it felt like she was “dating a king” at the start of her relationship with Johnny Depp due to his fame and the way he lived.
The actress said she was “captivated” by him, thought he was “engaging and intellectual and dark and funny”, and said that when they were together “it was like we were the only people in the world”.
Ms Heard, 34, said Mr Depp had pursued her romantically when they were filming The Rum Diary in 2009, but nothing happened because she was in a relationship at the time with Tasya van Ree.
However, she said she liked him, found him “charismatic and interesting”, and recalled them hanging out sometimes with the director “just drinking wine and talking”.
“We had a lot of things in common, like blues music – I love blues.
“After that shoot, I didn’t hear from him directly, although he would send me gifts,” she said, adding that she declined a guitar he tried to deliver to her house.
Ms Heard said the next time she saw Mr Depp was in 2011 when they were promoting The Rum Diary.
She said his publicist invited her to meet Mr Depp and the director in a hotel room for a drink, but when she got there it was just Mr Depp.
“Our romantic relationship then began,” she said.
Later that year, Mr Depp invited her to spend a weekend at the Trump SoHo in New York.
“I booked a room and met him there. I remember I had to go out to run an errand, and when I came back, my bags were in his room. He said he had them moved and I would stay with him now.”
“At the time, I thought it was kind of romantic,” she said.
The pair drank red wine together late into that first night, she said, adding: “When Johnny and I were together, it was like we were the only people in the world. We loved the same music, and poetry, and art – we would just sit and talk for hours.
“He was engaging and intellectual and dark and funny. He knew so much about life, and he had lived longer and so much more than me.
“I was captivated. I had never been with someone like him.”