at the San Diego Convention Center on Saturday (July 22) in San Diego, Calif.
“I met somebody that promised freedom and expression and no judgments,” Wood says of their relationship’s beginnings. I looked at my mother one day and said, ‘Mom, I’m gonna get on this tour bus for eight months and see the world and have a crazy journey and find myself, and if people aren’t OK with that, I’m sorry, but I can’t live my life for other people.'” Wood eventually learned that “people” indeed found her union with a makeup-caked rock star twice her age, well, gross.
“Most teenagers are searching for identity, and I was thrown into a situation where I was supposed to have that already figured out,” the that she was attracted to Manson’s androgyny, and came out as bisexual in 2011.
Her personal life, particularly her relationship with Marilyn Manson, to whom she was previously engaged, has attracted press attention.
Her father, Ira David Wood III, is a locally prominent actor, singer, theater director, playwright, and from a Christian family; he is the Executive Director of a local regional theatre company called Theatre in the Park.
Then there was the estranged, wounded daughter in The Wrestler and the estranged, vindictive daughter in Mildred Pierce.
About the lightest it got was shacking up with a curmudgeonly Larry David in Woody Allen's Whatever Works.
“It’s almost hard to talk about it because I get really emotional, because working on the show changed my life in many different ways,” Evan said (via ) during the panel about the effect of the show.
“I knew that I wasn’t going to stay this kind of damsel in distress, that I would become strong, but my little brain didn’t go much further than that, or didn’t fully grasp how deep it was going to go, and just how profound it was going to be, and how she finds her strength.
Most pillows are just pillows, but for Jenny Slate, the floral-print puffs arrayed on her pristine white linen couch in her freshly rented apartment in L. “And I had my ex-husband over last night and he was like, ‘These flower pillows look great. Slate used to do a stand-up routine about how her mom refused to sew her name into her shirt in elementary school, “because she was like, ‘You’re too friendly, and some stranger would just be like, ’ ” There’s an obvious person missing so far from this tale of pillows versus patriarchy, but she’s not hiding anything; we just haven’t gotten to it yet. So he doesn’t know what he wants.” Ever since she was a pip-squeak at Camp Tapawingo in Sweden, Maine, Slate has known what she wanted to be: an actress, like Amy Irving or Gilda Radner or Madeline Kahn.
“I’ve never lived on my own, because I really did go from one relationship to another my whole life, so I’ve never had a chance to go really girlie,” she says. “I’m gonna pee really quick.” The bathroom door doesn’t quite close — she’d warned me of this. The first thing she did was offer to loan me a T-shirt because I mentioned I was hot. But also he’s very excited to misbehave when left alone.
Wood continued acting mostly in independent films, including Pretty Persuasion (2005), Down in the Valley (2006), Running with Scissors (2006), and in the big studio production Across the Universe (2007).