WEIRDLAND: Evan Rachel Wood is into androgyny, Esquire photoshoot

Monday, April 18, 2011

Evan Rachel Wood is into androgyny, Esquire photoshoot

Evan Rachel Wood in "Esquire" magazine, May 2011 issue, photographs by Brooke Nipar

"I grew up in love with David Bowie". (She has a tattoo on her upper thigh to prove it, a heart with an Aladdin Sane lightning bolt.) "So I was always into very androgynous things. Guys, girls ... I'm into androgyny in general." She says this helps explain the appeal of her ex Marilyn Manson.

If Evan Rachel Wood represents America's rebellious teenage daughter, Manson represents the forty-year-old goth in a band down the road she would date just to spite us. They broke off their engagement in August. The inevitable residual tattoos: Behind her right ear, the number "15", a significant one for the two of them. Behind her left, something that looks like a heart combined with an infinity symbol. "You know, 'Forever Love', " she explains. "Whatever."

Ryan Gosling and Evan Rachel Wood meet George Clooney's parents Nick Clooney and Nina Clooney on the set of 'The Ides of March' in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The end of Wood's cinematic adolescence will be marked by her first adult role, in George Clooney's upcoming political film, The Ides of March, due out in the fall. It will also be marked by a move to New York City. She says she's feeling free and genuinely happy these days. "I'm up for anything. Meet a nice guy, meet a nice girl..."
Evan Rachel Wood as Veda Pierce in "Mildred Pierce" (2011) TV mini-series, directed by Todd Haynes

This is the third such hint in the conversation, after that androgyny comment and saying she'd "marry" her Mildred Pierce costar Kate Winslet if she could.

-You date women?

-"Yes", she says proudly, as if she was waiting to be asked.


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