Evan Rachel Wood, a co-star of the HBO supernatural drama True Blood and the George Clooney political drama Ides of March, says she came out bisexual to support her fans.

Wood came out bisexual in April during an interview with Esquire, in which she said she wanted to marry her Mildred Pierce co-star Kate Winslet and added, in reference to her on-again, off-again relationship with rock star Marilyn Manson, that she's “into androgyny in general.”

In an interview with UK daily The Guardian, Wood said she felt a responsibility to come out.

“It's a big part of who I am and growing up when I was feeling unsure about myself and my feelings, I would hear about actresses I looked up to being very open about it,” Wood said. “So if I can return the favor and somebody who is freaking out and confused about themselves can hear, 'You're not the only one and this is totally normal and fine and there's nothing to be ashamed about,' then right on.”