The Twitter-view: Evan Rachel Wood

By Matthew Breen

Originally published on Advocate.com April 28 2014 3:30 PM ET


Evan Rachel Wood, just back from the set of a new movie (you can see some sneak peeks on her Tumblr), sat down (or was on the go — who knows when you're on Twitter!) for a chat about her coming out as bisexual in 2012, and her upcoming performance with Milla Jovovich at a fundraising event called "An Evening With Women" for the LA Gay and Lesbian Center on May 10. 

Midway through, as is often the case with chatting in this public way, others joined in the conversation — including TV host and chef Ted Allen, and Wood's best friend from middle school.

@evanrachelwood good morning!

— Matthew Breen (@matbreen) April 27, 2014

good morning! :)@matbreen

— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) April 27, 2014

Thanks for doing this here! I've done a few interviews on Twitter for @TheAdvocateMag but usually I just track someone down mid-tweet...

— Matthew Breen (@matbreen) April 27, 2014

@evanrachelwood but you've been busy (and game for this) so we planned it in advance. so I'm happy we could do this

— Matthew Breen (@matbreen) April 27, 2014

@evanrachelwood Been watching u on Twitter, esp in conversation with @EllenPage and your chats are sort of awesome.

— Matthew Breen (@matbreen) April 27, 2014

@evanrachelwood I want to know more about the love=tequila messaging

— Matthew Breen (@matbreen) April 27, 2014

haha. @EllenPage and I will be playing sisters in a film called "into the forest" this year. So we have been spending a lot of-- @matbreen

— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) April 27, 2014

--time together and she has become one of my closest friends. We also enjoy a sip of tequila every now and then ;) @matbreen

— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) April 27, 2014

@evanrachelwood yeah, looking forward 2 that movie. i know a few of us would like watching the occasionally sip of tequila between you 2 too

— Matthew Breen (@matbreen) April 27, 2014

Super responsibly! @matbreen

— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) April 27, 2014

@evanrachelwood naturally! when did you finish shooting that film?

— Matthew Breen (@matbreen) April 27, 2014

We havent started yet. Very soon though. @matbreen

— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) April 27, 2014

@evanrachelwood ah! so you became pals in advance of shooting?

— Matthew Breen (@matbreen) April 27, 2014

yea. When you get to really bond with a cool person for a role its one of the best parts of the job @matbreen

— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) April 27, 2014

@evanrachelwood you came out as bi in 2012 on Twitter, and she came out recently at a youth event. did you know she was going to do that?

— Matthew Breen (@matbreen) April 27, 2014

I did know. And I was extremely proud. @matbreen

— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) April 27, 2014

@evanrachelwood your coming out seemed so casual, but I read you were nervous.

— Matthew Breen (@matbreen) April 27, 2014

nothing compared 2 when I tried 2 come out 2 my mother when I was 12. I was so scared and cried so hard I never got the words out @matbreen

— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) April 27, 2014

You weren't able to tell her then? Does that mean she didn't know until later? @evanrachelwood

— Matthew Breen (@matbreen) April 27, 2014

But I came out to "esquire" magazine first and it was just such a weight lifted. @matbreen

— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) April 27, 2014

i told her years later. Before I came out publicly. @matbreen

— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) April 27, 2014

@evanrachelwood was there a precipitating event? something that made it necessary for you to do at that time? (Esq. was before Twitter?)

— Matthew Breen (@matbreen) April 27, 2014

esquire was before twitter. And I did it because its a huge part of who I am. I wanted people to really know me. I also wanted -- @matbreen

— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) April 27, 2014

-- to inspire people to be who they are. Maybe help another struggling terrified 12 year old know its ok. @matbreen

— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) April 27, 2014

@evanrachelwood I think it's vital. Do you think bisexual invisibility would diminish if more people who are bi (so many are!) were open?

— Matthew Breen (@matbreen) April 27, 2014

And I didnt want to feel like I had to hide the women in my life. @matbreen

— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) April 27, 2014

So many are! This is true. I have certainly felt shamed from both sides for identifying that way. People like things--@matbreen

— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) April 27, 2014

-- black and white. Its less scary. Grey areas make people uneasy. @matbreen

— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) April 27, 2014

@evanrachelwood We dig your husband @1jamiebell. U were shooting a film last week and he's shooting @TurnAMC. Do you ever see each other?

— Matthew Breen (@matbreen) April 27, 2014

But the pain and fear and confusion are just as real as any other sexuality and you are not alone. @matbreen

— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) April 27, 2014

Yes. It is hard with our schedules and the baby. But it makes the time we have that much more precious and special @matbreen @1jamiebell

— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) April 27, 2014

@evanrachelwood @1jamiebell congrats to you both on baby boy! he's 8 months old? 9 months?

— Matthew Breen (@matbreen) April 27, 2014

Almost 9! Cant believe it. matbreen @1jamiebell

— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) April 27, 2014

@evanrachelwood @matbreen I never knew about that, I'm sorry I was so caught up in my family shit at the time, I wish I could have helped u.

— Amber Rollo (@ambercrollo) April 27, 2014

Amber?? Best friend from middle school? Haha of course we were friends :) @ambercrollo @matbreen

— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) April 27, 2014

you did help. You were an awesome friend :) @ambercrollo @matbreen

— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) April 27, 2014

@evanrachelwood @matbreen I hope so, glad to see you're doing well. Congrats on the baby and the new movie!

— Amber Rollo (@ambercrollo) April 27, 2014

Haha! I love twitter. For this exact reason! @ambercrollo @matbreen

— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) April 27, 2014

@evanrachelwood Thanks for the Twitter love, and congrats on the great interview with @MatBreen!

— Ted Allen (@ChopTedAllen) April 27, 2014

thank YOU :) @ChopTedAllen @matbreen

— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) April 27, 2014

But the pain and fear and confusion are just as real as any other sexuality and you are not alone. @matbreen

— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) April 27, 2014

@evanrachelwood can't let you go without asking about your singing! YOu've sung in "Across the Universe" and "Mildred Pierce"...

— Matthew Breen (@matbreen) April 27, 2014

But I think you stunned a lot of people with your rocker pipes in love performances! @evanrachelwood

— Matthew Breen (@matbreen) April 27, 2014

@evanrachelwood *live performances :/

— Matthew Breen (@matbreen) April 27, 2014

I saw a poster for an event with you and @MillaJovovich. What is it? @evanrachelwood

— Matthew Breen (@matbreen) April 27, 2014

Thank you! I will be singing again at "an evening with women" to raise money for the women and girls that the @LAGayCenter serves.@matbreen

— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) April 27, 2014

I love singing. Its my first love. And I am lucky to have badass friends like @reallindaperry who make it possible @matbreen

— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) April 27, 2014

@evanrachelwood So @RealLindaPerry had a hand in your version of "What's Going On?"

— Matthew Breen (@matbreen) April 27, 2014

@evanrachelwood @MillaJovovich This one: http://t.co/4mWNb6JpTI

— Matthew Breen (@matbreen) April 27, 2014

"whats up" I sang it, put it on youtube, she saw it, we met up on twitter, then the rest is history. @matbreen @RealLindaPerry

— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) April 27, 2014

yup! and my husband is well aware of the crush I have on Milla. ;) I mean who doesn't?! @matbreen @MillaJovovich

— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) April 27, 2014

@evanrachelwood @MillaJovovich I think her appeal is universal

— Matthew Breen (@matbreen) April 27, 2014

100 percent @matbreen @MillaJovovich

— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) April 27, 2014

she is also insanely talented @matbreen @MillaJovovich

— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) April 27, 2014

So enjoyed the chat, @evanrachelwood. Thank you for your time!

— Matthew Breen (@matbreen) April 27, 2014

thank you! I enjoyed it myself. Glad we connected. Have a wonderful day :) @matbreen

— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) April 27, 2014

you too! @evanrachelwood

— Matthew Breen (@matbreen) April 27, 2014

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