Years ago, before Heard married — and quickly divorced — Johnny Depp, Musk was already angling to meet the actress, the mogul and the movie star both appeared in cult director Robert Rodriguez’s 2013 film “Machete Kills,” but never met on the set.
According to the Hollywood Reporter’s new issue, Musk repeatedly e-mailed Rodriguez and others to try and meet Heard, even though she was dating Depp.
“If there is a party or event with Amber, I’d be interested in meeting her just out of curiosity,” Musk wrote in an e-mail, before oddly adding, “Allegedly, she is a fan of George Orwell and Ayn Rand . . . most unusual.”
In another message, he clarified, “[I’m] not angling for a date. I know she’s in a long-term relationship, but . . . Amber just seems like an interesting person to meet.”
During Heard’s divorce drama, Musk and Heard were also seen out together in London this month with “Suicide Squad” stars Jared Leto and Cara Delevingne at nightclub the Box.
In Miami in June, Heard and Musk were seen leaving the same hotel room at different times, with one source claiming Musk did a “walk of shame.” Musk’s rep also said, “Don’t think that last bit is true, unfortunately.”
Reps for Musk and Heard, who just settled her divorce from Depp for $7 million, did not respond to a request for comment. Musk’s going through his own divorce from Talulah Riley.