Amber Heard has broken her social media silence after nearly 6 months, and has returned to Instagram with a post that has left some fans shocked.
It comes after Amber Heard confirmed her decision to stay in Madrid during her first-ever interview conducted in Spanish.
The 37-year-old star, known for her roles in movies like Aquaman and Justice League, gained worldwide attention last year due to her highly publicised defamation case against her ex-husband, Johnny Depp.
Following the trial’s outcome, reports emerged suggesting that Heard had made significant changes to her life in an effort to distance herself from the public eye. There were rumours of her departure from Hollywood and a supposed name change, living under the alias Martha Jane Canary.
The Daily Mail reported that Heard had relocated to Spain with her young daughter, Oonagh, stating that she had quit the film industry and was content living away from the chaos.
A friend of Heard’s reportedly disclosed, “She’s bilingual in Spanish and is happy there, raising her daughter away from all the noise.”
The actress surprised fans by confidently answering questions in fluent Spanish.
During the interview, conducted outside a property, a journalist inquired about her experience of her new life in Madrid. The Rum Diary actress responded enthusiastically, expressing her love for Spain.
When asked if she planned to stay in the country, she expressed her hope to do so, emphasizing her enjoyment of living there. When questioned about any upcoming film projects, Heard confirmed their existence before bidding farewell to the press.
Fans of the actress expressed their delight at the footage of Heard and commended her for moving forward with her life. Some comments highlighted her ability to adopt the Spanish accent, praising her authenticity.
Others expressed happiness for her personal growth and resilience, supporting her journey towards a positive future for herself and her daughter.
While she has been enjoying a tranquil life in Spain, Heard has also recently made her return to the big screen, with her new movie In The Fire having just premiered at Taormina Film Festival.
She is set to appear in a new flick, in which she portrays a psychiatrist during a time when psychiatry was not a recognised scientific discipline.
The movie is a historical drama set in 1899 that centres on Heard, an American psychiatrist, as she visits a wealthy Colombian farm to investigate the issue of a troubled child who many people think is the devil.
The townspeople’s aggressive concerns make the psychiatrist’s efforts to analyse the child a struggle.
The movie marks Heard’s first return to the big screen, and the spotlight, following the defamation trial last year. She turned up to an Italian film festival for the movie’s premiere in an all-white number, and was spied cheerfully chatting to her co-star Luca Calvani.
As well as returning to the silver screen, Heard has used her new film as a reason to return to her social media accounts too. The star posted on her Instagram for the first time since December last year, when she shared a long statement addressing her settlement of the defamation case.
However, the couple of posts shared by Heard earlier this week have surprised fans, as she is showing that she has moved on from the defamation trial and is focussing on herself.
“Thank you for such an incredibly warm reception at the Taormina Film festival for my latest movie In the Fire. It was an unforgettable weekend,” she captioned a snap of herself from the festival.
Fans and friends of the star took to the comments section to share their surprise at her return to the photo sharing app, with multiple people commenting ‘there she is’.
Her second post read: “What a reception… Thank you to all of my fans and supporters. I am so touched.”
Fans have responded to Heard’s return to Instagram…
“It feels unreal,” one fan wrote.
A second commented: “Give her a chance to make a comeback. We have all made mistakes and we are all allowed to learned from them and change. I for one am hopeful she can keep moving and pressing on. We should want that for anyone.”
A third penned: “Well done that strong woman, come back time.”
However, others were displeased to see the star’s return.
“She needs to stay out of spotlight,” one said.
Another wrote: “Unbelievable that she’s trying to come back.”