“She’s an actress of limitless capabilities,” Allen says.
I was so happy when she was the youngest person to ever be nominated for a best actress Golden Globe, but she deserved an Oscar.” Even in less volatile roles, Wood can catch you off-guard: take her beguiling, against-type turn as a naïve, homeless Southern beauty queen in the new Woody Allen chamber comedy, .
“I was not surprised by Evan’s comic timing,” Allen says. She just has it built in.” Melody’s note-perfect Southern accent was built in, too.
“Evan told me that she could do a Southern accent and I took her word for it,” Allen says.
She moved to Los Angeles with her mom and brother, Ira, in 1996 and has had success ever since, appearing in a TV series, TV-movies, and on the Big Screen.
“I had not seen anything Evan was in; my wife told me about her.
Her iridescent red hair has been sublimated into two architecturally vertical, gravity-defiant ponytails; a smudge of kohl and bronze offer graphic contrast to Wood’s curiously opaque hazel eyes and alabaster skin; the dangerously spiky heels hanging off her feet look both stripper-ready and expensive.
The overall effect makes her appear as an exotic manga character, although one with access to very good stylists.
She pushes boundaries, making her stand out against more established co-stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett and Rourke.
Just as she’s titillated gossip columns with her (real) on again/off again romance with much older rocker Marilyn Manson and (never-actually-happened) affair with her much, much older co-star Mickey Rourke, Wood has dazzled in films both indie ().
Recently, it’s been really bad: I’ve been extremely giggly. Maybe because I’m happy.” Her chuckle seems not so happy, however, when the rumors of her supposed dalliance with Mickey Rourke come up. “Of course we’re going to be slightly rowdy at the after-parties, but we just have fun.