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 come out.

“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 family, too.”