Evan Rachel Wood is no stranger to controversial characters. She challenges the moviegoer in ways other actresses don't, by taking on roles that wreak havoc. Wood is the glamorous punk; the edgy beauty with an underrated talent to back it all up. And, her role in this fall's Charlie Countryman as the married-to-the-mob Romanian cello player, Gabi, has her balancing the dichotomy of the ethereal manic pixie with the hard-edge of Lisbeth Salander. Needless to say, Wood nails it.
We caught up with the actress when she was in New York promoting the film and talked everything from parenting in Hollywood, the necessary death of Charlie Countryman, and even a little 10 Things I Hate About You nostalgia. "The female protagonist was kind of a badass, kind of unlikeable. I think our film is similar that way in that for a romantic comedy, it's a little more edgy," Wood reveals of the 10 Things sequel she's starring in. "The protagonists aren't always likable, but I think that's what's great about it." Say no more! You had us at "badass" female lead.