Amber Heard Exclusive Video Interview – NEVER BACK DOWN

     March 10, 2008

While you may not know who Amber Heard is, within a year I think most of you will. That’s because starting with this Friday’s release of “Never Back Down,” she’s in a bunch of other movies that have already been completed. And one of them is called “Pineapple Express.” Yeah, she’s the love interest of Seth Rogen in this summer’s stoner comedy.

But while that could be reason enough while you’d start to know her name, she’s also the lead in Jonathan Levine’s first film “All the Boys Love Mandy Lane” and she’s in the just wrapped Bret Easton Ellis movie “The Informers.” So, as I said, she has a lot of cool stuff coming up.

And since all of you know the way I interview people…you can correctly assume that I asked about all of these projects.

But since the reason I got to speak with Amber is due to her work in “Never Back Down,” here’s the synopsis for the movie that’s set in the world of mixed martial arts:

Jake Tyler’s (Sean Faris) the new kid in town with a troubled past. He has recently moved to Orlando, Florida with his family to support his younger brother’s shot at a professional tennis career. Jake was a star athlete on the football team at home, but in this new city he is an outsider with a reputation for being a quick tempered brawler.

Making an attempt to fit in, at the invitation of a flirtatious classmate, Baja (Amber Heard), Jake goes to a party where he is unwittingly pulled into a fight with a bully named Ryan McCarthy (Cam Gigandet). While he is defeated and humiliated in the fight, a classmate introduces himself to Jake and tells him about the sport known as Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). He sees a star in Jake and asks that he meet with his mentor, Jean Roqua (played by Djimon Hounsou).

It is immediately apparent to Jake that MMA is not street fighting, but rather an art form he wants to master. Roqua will take Jake under his wing, but it is up to Jake to find the patience, discipline, willingness and reason within him to succeed. For Jake, there is much more at stake than mere victory. His decision will not just settle a score; it will define who he is.

Anyway, here’s the interview with Amber. And if you’d like to watch some movie clips from “Never Back Down,” just click here. Again, “Never Back Down” opens this Friday.

Amber Heard

  • Pineapple Express talk – is she looking forward to being the Superbad of this summer

  • What was it like being “the girl” on the all male set

  • Mandy Lane talk

  • Informers talk

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