Evan Rachel Wood says she dated Marilyn Manson for four years as a way of having a childhood. She told NYMag,
“We [Wood’s mother] had a bad breakup,” she says. “We hadn’t been apart for more than a week my whole life. We shared a room, we shared a bed. She was constantly by my side, all the time, until the minute I turned 18. I hopped on [Marilyn Manson’s] tour bus, and was like, I’m going to have an adolescence.” As mother-estrangement maneuvers go, appearing in a rock video in which you are doused in gore while making out with your goth boyfriend is hard to beat.
“I didn’t really get a normal childhood,” says Wood. “Manson gave me what I felt I’d missed out on, where you get to experiment and cut loose and change and grow. I lived 50 lifetimes in those four years.” All of which now lands Wood in an unusual position: While other actresses attempt to exorcise their time in the Mickey Mouse Club by chasing down their dark sides in gritty indie dramas, Wood, whose outré credentials are unimpeachable—even she admits she’s played one too many teenagers and trash princesses—finds herself tacking toward the light. “I really want to do an adult love story,” she says.
Speaking of an adult love story, in the HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce, Evan Rachel Wood goes full frontal. Growing up is fun! Granted, this clip from Egotastic would be much hotter if the music didn’t make me think I was watching a play. I started falling asleep before she even got out of bed. NSFW video under the cut.