The Overwatch Connection: Amber Heard’s Surprising Costume Choice
Elon Musk, the visionary tech mogul behind Tesla and SpaceX, has always had a flair for the dramatic. However, even his devoted followers might have been taken aback by a revelation from his newly-released self-titled biography. It seems Musk’s former flame, Amber Heard, went to great lengths to impersonate a beloved video game character just for him.
Musk, 52, fondly recalled the actress’s endeavor on X, previously recognized as Twitter, stating, “She did dress up as Mercy. It was awesome.” This declaration followed with a photo of the “Aquaman” actress, a powerful depiction of her adorned in a white bodysuit, paired with an illustrious gold halo headpiece and mechanical wings.
Behind The Costume
Walter Isaacson, the biographer who delved into Musk’s life, revealed the inspiration behind Heard’s decision. After Musk mentioned that Heard bore a resemblance to Mercy from “Overwatch,” the actress took the comparison to heart. “So she spent two months designing and commissioning a head-to-toe costume so she could role-play for him,” Isaacson shared in a passage sourced by the Daily Mail. A dedication to cosplay, or an intimate gesture to a beloved? Readers might remain divided.
The Tesla CEO and Heard’s whirlwind romance spanned over a year in 2017, shortly after her publicized split from Johnny Depp.
Not Everyone’s Favorite
Yet, while Musk might have been enchanted by Heard’s efforts, his family wasn’t quite on the same page. His brother, Kimbal Musk, seemingly had strong reservations about the actress. A particularly striking excerpt from the Times of London mentioned, “[Kimbal] and friends hated her with a passion that made their distaste for Justine [Wilson, Musk’s first wife] pale.”
Kimbal offered his perspective on his brother’s romantic inclinations, stating, “It’s really sad that he falls in love with these people who are really mean to him. They’re beautiful, no question, but they have a very dark side, and Elon knows they are toxic.”
Grimes, the Canadian singer who shares three children with Musk, echoed a similar sentiment. In a candid discussion with Isaacson, she remarked, “My Dungeons and Dragons alignment would be chaotic good. Whereas Amber’s is probably chaotic evil.”
Amber Heard’s Voice in the Narrative
Amidst the varied opinions and dramatic revelations, Heard herself was not silent. She voiced her affection for Musk within the pages of the biography. “I love him very much,” the “Justice League” actress commented, adding a note of caution: “Elon loves fire, and sometimes it burns him.”
The aftermath of their 2018 breakup was notably intense. Isaacson went as far as to label it as the “most hellacious period” of Musk’s existence.
Musk moved on with Grimes soon after, embarking on a three-year relationship. Their romance, as outlined in the biography, brought forward not just son X Æ A-12 and daughter Exa Dark Sideræl, but also the previously unknown third child, Techno Mechanicus.
As the curtains draw on Musk and Heard’s tumultuous past, this biography serves as a reflective mirror into the lives of two influential figures, intertwined by fate, passion, and a shared love for “Overwatch.”