Amber Heard has been making headlines following her divorce from Johnny Depp as she’s been spotted out and about several times with Tesla founder Elon Musk.
But while the pairing may seem rather random, the two have actually known each other for quite some time. Musk, the 45-year-old SpaceX CEO, first met the 30-year-old actress while filming Robert Rodriguez ‘s 2013 “Machete Kills.”
Musk had a cameo in the film, and Heard also had a small part. Various news outlets are reporting that 45-year-old Musk wrote an email to Rodriguez asking him to set up a meeting with the 30-year-old Heard. Musk reportedly wrote, “If there is a party or event with Amber, I’d be interested in meeting her just out of curiosity.”
Rodriguez did indeed set up a dinner, the Hollywood Reporter said. However, Heard — who was dating Depp at the time — didn’t show, leading Musk to try again. “Can you send her a note saying I would like to get together for lunch in LA?” he emailed the Rodriguez team again, according to the Hollywood reporter. “Am not angling for a date. I know she’s in a long-term relationship, but … Amber just seems like an interesting person to meet.”