Evan Rachel Wood, who got her break in the independent drama/parental horror movie Thirteen with Nikki Reed, covers the 13th anniversary of Flaunt Magazine baring skin from both the front and back, and I don’t mean pages.
Matthew Bedard follows Wood as she visits a psychic, Madame Paulina, who tells her with little insight that she and her partner (Jamie Bell) must “discover balance and not be overwhelmed by each other’s successes.” It’s Rachel’s remarks, and not the sideshow witch’s that are truly intelligent.
“I don’t want to be ruled by fear, I think fear and guilt are man’s greatest enemy. One thing I do get a lot is people telling me I’m fearless, and I hope so, because I never want anything to keep me from doing what I feel is right.”
Grounded-nature aside, (besides that she “screams” and is “violent” in her sleep) she’s as aware of pressure as the rest of us, but seems to have a better hold on taming it.
“At times I feel like, ‘Oh shit, should I be making short films and have a band?’ But I have to do what’s right for me. I don’t just want to do this because I feel like everyone else is.” She doesn’t seem to mind when people don’t understand that her roles do not define her.
“I just did an interview on Chelsea Lately. She said, ‘I had no idea you were like this. I thought you were supposed to be all weird and dark?’ I mean, no one’s really seen the lighter side of me. I guess because of the roles I’ve played…But there’s a side of me that kind of likes that nobody really knows what I’m really like. That helps when you’re an actor.”