By Kate Ward
Updated April 18, 2011 at 10:39 PM EDT
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Usually, twentysomething actresses have been in the industry just long enough to play a bitchy teen on a CW series and a victim in a horror film. Twenty-three-year-old Evan Rachel Wood, however, has spent years showcasing her skills with critically praised turns in indie flicks and splashy television series. (She’s also played a role far more frightening than those teens slashed by a horror villains: Marilyn Manson’s on- and off-again girlfriend.) But she’s also taken plenty of risks, accepting roles that allowed her to play with sexuality. Just see: Once and Again‘s lesbian-leaning Jessie, Thirteen‘s experimental Tracy, The Wrestler‘s likely lesbian Stephanie, and True Blood‘s bisexual Queen Sophie-Anne.

But now her dramatic undertakings look like a case of art imitating life: In the May issue of Esquire, Wood, like a True Blood co-star before her, comes out as bisexual. “I was always into very androgynous things,” she tells writer Julian Sancton. “Guys, girls … I’m into androgyny in general.” In the article, Wood — who reveals the bit of information, “as if she was waiting to be asked,” according to Sancton — also says she’d “marry” Mildred Pierce co-star Kate Winslet.

Click here to read the full article, in which Wood talks tattoos, her bad-girl reputation, and, yes, Manson.