“Westworld” star Evan Rachel Wood has an exhilarating past.
At the age of 19, she got into a very public relationship with Marilyn Manson. She was crucified by the public for her relationship with Manson, but Wood told the Rolling Stone that she was attracted not just to his freedom of expression and judgment-less life, but also to his androgyny. It turns out Wood is gender-fluid and came out as bisexual in 2011.
At the age of 22, Wood was in such a difficult place in her life that she contemplated suicide. But strangely enough, she considered it “the best-worst thing that ever happened to [her].” Throughout her life, Wood faced one painful blow after another. She was raped twice — first by her partner and another time by the owner of a bar. She was slammed as a “whore” and faced “physical, psychological, sexual” abuse.
Thankfully, Wood learned to collect her baggage and channel them the right way. “Your demons never fully leave. But when you're using them to create something, it almost gives them a purpose. ‘Westworld'? I left so much in that first season and never looked back,” she said.
Wood can’t wait for fans to see the finale of “Westworld” Season 1. She earlier told the Huffington Post that the finale will really take fans on an emotional whirlwind, and the episodes leading up to that will leave “your heart broken and your mind blown.”
“We’ve established that the farther out you go, the more intense the game gets, and man, were they not kidding because when we started getting the scripts after episodes it was like, ‘Whoa! OK!'” Wood said. “Not only are they dropping bombs left and right, but some of the days on set, I would be like, ‘Look, I’ve seen some stuff, and this is wild.’”
Whatever happens during the finale, one thing’s for certain — HBO would like to continue the story of Dolores and the rest of her peers. The show has been renewed for a second season, reported Variety.
“Westworld” airs every Sunday at 9 p.m. EST on HBO.