Evan Rachel Wood on playing queer characters

Evan Rachel Wood

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Before actress Evan Rachel Wood came out as bisexual in 2011, most queer women were fans of her work, beginning with her role as a bicurious teenager on ABC’s “Once and Again”. Her character Jessie eventually entered into what became the first teen lesbian coupling on network television. She went on to play Tracy, the experimental teenager infatuated with her more mature classmate (Nikki Reed) in “Thirteen. Then came “Pretty Persuasion, in which she was a 15-year-old seeking revenge and using everyone she can to get what she wanted, including the seduction of a reporter played by Jane Krakowski.

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