Evan Rachel Wood: 'The Ides of March' has 'no 'hero or villain'
Evan Rachel Wood says there is "no hero or villain" in her new film "The Ides of March," which also stars George Clooney, its director.
In the movie, which hits theaters on Friday, October 7, Wood plays Molly Stearns, an intern for Clooney's character, the fictional Governor of Pennsylvania and a Democratic presidential candidate. The film focuses on the dirty side politics and the struggle of a campaign staffer, Stephen Meyers, played by Ryan Gosling.
"It's not really about politics; I think it's about people," Wood, 24, told OnTheRedCarpet.com host Rachel Smith at the film's recent Los Angeles premiere. "It makes us take a good hard look at ourselves a bit and what we're willing to do and what we're willing to sacrifice for what we believe is the greater good -- and who gets hurt in the process. There's no real hero or villain in this, it's kind of interesting."
Wood also described working with Clooney as not only a co-star, but also as her director.
"They're all the same guy," Wood said, speaking of Clooney's many roles on set. "He's always just funny and cool and smart, and just kind of everything."
Wood is best known for movies such as "Across the Universe" and the hit HBO series "True Blood." She recently played Veda Pierce in the Emmy nominated HBO miniseries "Mildred Pierce" and has also starred in films such as "The Wrestler," "Thirteen" and "The Conspirator."
The actress has been in the media for her high-profile, two-year relationship with shock-rocker Marilyn Manson, but the two called off their engagement and split in August 2010. The actress has come out as being attracted to both women and men, and openly discusses her roles in the varying relationships.
Wood recently joked about her experience losing a tooth on her 24th birthday while partying with friends in Paris.Reporting by Rachel Smith, co-host of KABC Television's entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).