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For actress Amber Heard — best known for roles in “Pineapple Express” and “Zombieland” — getting to play with the classic cars in “Drive Angry” was hardly work, as the Texas native is something of a muscle car aficionado.

For actress Amber Heard — best known for roles in “Pineapple Express” and “Zombieland” — getting to play with the classic cars in “Drive Angry” was hardly work, as the Texas native is something of a muscle car aficionado. Then there were the fight scenes, which Heard insists she lives for. All in all, not a tough job for this up-and-comer.

I’ve heard you have a 1968 Mustang at home?

It’s my baby. It’s been stolen several times, but I always get it back. As a warning to anybody out there who might be thinking of stealing it: I will find you. I’ve always been a lover of muscle cars. I dabbled in the little European vintage cars, but it didn’t stick. That late-’60s, early-’70s American-made classic muscle car — ’67 to ’69 is the pinnacle of the Mustang. I just want Ford to live up to those days. It’s like music, in a sense. When will R&B or rock live up to that little timeframe?

You get pretty physical in the fight scenes in this movie.

I love it. I love that they kept me in there kicking ass. I loved that fight with my boyfriend — played by the writer, Todd Farmer. The fact that he keeps hitting her and she keeps getting up and she keeps coming back at him and antagonizing him and egging him on — she’s really asking for it. And I love that she keeps doing that, that she keeps to her guns and she keeps getting up.

I hear you’re working with Amnesty International.

I just recently took a trip to Mexico with them. We worked along the borders interviewing migrants, people who are affected by Arizona’s recent policy change on immigrations. I got to meet incredible people who have been on unbelievable journeys, just 100 miles away. It’s unbelievable how close our neighbors are to us and what a different life they can lead.

Was part of the appeal of this character that she wasn’t just the romantic interest for the lead?

She actually has something to do on her own. That’s nice. It’s rare for a female character. They’re not all like that. There’s something to be said about the horror/ thriller genre, where you get more out of your characters. The genre lends itself to stronger female characters for some reason. I think men and women want to see characters like that. Men don’t want to see the damsel in distress any more than women do. I don’t know, maybe I’m wrong. I’m not a man, so I don’t know.


 
 
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