Hollywood thinks Evan Rachel Wood plays a great lesbian. I can’t disagree, I have enjoyed all of her roles, especially the ones in which she ends up kissing other girls.
As a preteen, she was playing gay on the TV show Once and Again, where she fell for her BFF, played by Mischa Barton.
In the film Thirteen, she wasn’t a lesbian, but she did share a few French kisses with her best friend, Evie (Nikki Reed). The two had a very close friendship, as you can see.
Now Wood is appearing alongside Mickey Rourke in the Darren Aronofsky film The Wrestler, where she plays a retired professional wrestler’s estranged lesbian daughter, Stephanie.
In a recent interview, Wood told the UK’s Times that her mom was really into her becoming a lesbian icon. (Well, not exactly.)
“My mom was obsessed with me being the next Jodie Foster,” Wood said. “She wanted me to go to the schools that Foster went to and learn French.”
Last year, the actress told YRB magazine she enjoyed kissing girls, but didn’t consider herself gay.
“I’m not a lesbian, but I don’t think it’s weird or gross or anything,” she said. “I wouldn’t go so far as to say that I’m bisexual — I don’t sleep with women. But I definitely appreciate women and there have been times where I have been attracted to a woman.”
Evan is only 21, so there’s still plenty of time for her to want to act on that attraction. Also, her recent break-up with Marilyn Manson might give her more opportunity to figure out why Hollywood thinks she makes a great gay.
The Wrestler opens in theaters in January. Will you be seeing it?