Whatever Works' Evan Rachel Wood in the Spotlight
05.14.09 by REELZ
Evan Rachel Wood is turning a lot of heads lately. She plays a woman who gets caught up in a quirky May-December romantic entanglement with the much older Larry David in Woody Allen's Whatever Works. The parallels between this and the director's own scandalous past are obvious.
But age gaps are hardly new ground for the 21-year-old Wood either, who's rumored to be involved with 56-year-old Mickey Rourke, according to one source, and considering getting back together with 40-year-old rocker Marilyn Manson, according to another. To top it off, she's slated to guest star as the 500-year-old Queen of Louisiana on HBO's True Blood.
And in the May issue of GQ, she gets even more exposure, posing in lingerie and tied up in a chair, as she discusses what it was like working with Woody Allen. The experience was, she says, "nerve-racking," because he didn't audition her and gave her almost no direction. He just decided she was perfect for the part and let her do whatever she wanted.
What role her Lolita rep had in all of this is anyone's guess, but from the photos in GQ, it is evident that it's an association she's not running away from.