Actress Evan Rachel Wood says she
wanted to wait before coming out publicly as bisexual.
The 25-year-old Wood came out bisexual
in a 2011 interview with men's glossy Esquire.
Wood is best known for playing the
roles of Queen Sophie-Anne on the HBO supernatural series True
Blood and Veda Pierce on the HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce.
Last year she married English actor Jamie Bell after breaking off an
engagement with Marilyn Manson.
In an interview with The
Daily Beast to promote her new film A Case of You,
Wood was asked about her support for gay marriage on Twitter.
“I'm out [as a] bisexual, so I get
questions and curiosity from people who don't genuinely know and want
to ask questions,” Wood said. “People will start out not
believing it and by the end of it you find that you've reached some
kind of understanding with people – some middle ground. And then
other people start talking, other people tell their stories. Even
people that come out against it, it's very interesting for me to hear
the other side.”
Wood added that she was reluctant to
“I wanted to wait for the right time
and wait to have enough years under my belt where people knew that it
wasn't a phase or anything and I wasn't doing it for attention; this
is a part of who I am, and I'm old enough to really know who I am by
now. And I had to wait until I told my family, too, which I was
really nervous about! And I have a really chill, understanding