In a perfect example of how blood is thicker than, well, fake blood poured over you in a weird music video, Evan Rachel Wood has dumped shock-rocker boyfriend, Marilyn Manson, because he tried to kick her brother out of the guest house.“Evan owned the house and didn’t want her unemployed sibling living on the street,” a source tells Star. Evan was fed up with how controlling and emotionally abusive Marilyn was.” The actress-singer, 21, started dating the 18- years-older goth rocker in December 2006, as his marriage to Dita Von Teese was collapsing.“Spread the word – I’m not dating Mickey Rourke,” she told at the Hollywood Life third annual Behind The Camera Awards in Los Angeles.“Everybody thinks we’re dating and we’re not.” Evan continued: “Mickey and I bonded while shooting The Wrestler and we became friends, but nothing more.The things about Wood that make her seem a little off, a little left of center, are exactly the qualities that continue to draw people to her, and should serve as a model for the young actresses coming up now.
In her funky white-and-black striped Proenza Schouler blazer, Wood looks like a gondolier, or perhaps a character out of , but it suits her perfectly.
If you are a child actress growing up in America in the 2000s, there are really only two ways to go: the Miley Cyrus/Hillary Duff route, all bubble gum and Disney musicals and spangles, or the more substantial Dakota Fanning/Abigail Breslin path, one of serious acting cred and Oscar nods—a girl who demands to be taken seriously despite, and sometimes because of, her age.
Evan Rachel Wood emerged as a solid member of the latter group; even at age 12, she was on television in a plum role—in the 1999 ABC drama —she played the anorexic lesbian Jessie Sammler, smudging plenty of eyeliner and delivering dozens of tearful monologues over her 55-episode arc. I like taking that old Hollywood idea and putting rock and roll on top of it and messing it up and smudging it.” When went off the air in 2002, Wood had to make the young actress’ Sophie’s choice—to move into more typical teenage froth and risk mass-market sameness, or to continue taking edgy roles and pigeonhole oneself that way.
2003 saw the release of controversial film 'Thirteen' in which Wood starred as one of two teenagers who fall into the world of hard drugs, sex and violence.
This role saw her nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.