It’s safe to say Evan Rachel Wood‘s tastes are eclectic.
Why? Well, on the one hand, she was engaged to shock-rocker Marilyn Manson. And on the other? She’s an unapologetic Belieber.
“I saw the movie [Never Say Never], and that’s what did it. I ended up seeing it three times—in the theaters. One of those times was the director’s cut, I’m not even kidding. I got obsessed with the kid. It’s going to be weird if I ever meet him. He’s brought so much joy to my life.”
The same could be said—er, kind of—of her engagement to Marilyn Manson. Despite their relationship dissolving last year, she said she doesn’t regret any aspect of their much-chronicled and eyebrow-raising coupling.
However, she did admit that she’s happy they didn’t actually take the walk to the altar.
“I am glad—for both of us. We both have a lot more growing to do. I don’t think it would’ve been right, but I am glad that we were engaged. I think we needed to make a statement to each other that it was legit. So that was good.”
Since that time, Evan has come out as a bisexual, tellilng the magazine that while it doesn’t define her, it is a considerable part of her identity.
“Yeah, that’s a big part of who I am, and it always has been for as long as I can remember. I can’t say I’m one way or the other because I’ve honestly fallen in love with a man and I’ve honestly fallen in love with a woman. I don’t know how you label that, it’s just how it is.”
She said that she has had a serious relationship with a woman, and described it as “wonderful” and “terrifying at first.”
“Not because I thought it was wrong, but just because I was intimidated by women…I finally let myself say, ‘You’ve got to go for this. It’s in you and it’s not going away.’ And it was wonderful.”
Wonderful to her now, however, is her rekindled romance with British actor Jamie Bell, with whom she was recently spotted strolling around Manhattan. When asked if that meant she was officially back together with him, she played coy…but not that coy.
“I mean, I’ve got his initial tattooed on my ankle, so…”
So enough said. Besides, time will tell. The Mildred Pierce actress is up for an Emmy this weekend, and there’s no barometer of a relationship quite as telling as a red carpet walk. See you there!
by GINA SERPE