Who would like to use their celebrity status to spread an inspiring message? Evan Rachel Would! Er, we mean Evan Rachel Wood.
The actress has teamed up with fashion brand Wildfang for a clever new video that riffs on her action-oriented last name. After being inspired at a book signing for Kim Gordon (the rock legend appears in the video), Wood uses "Evan Rachel Would" as a mantra motivating herself to try new things. She auditions to be a team mascot alongside Portland Trailblazer Robin Lopez, teaches a little girl about feminism while directing a kiddie production of Romeo & Juliet
, hangs out with some groovy grannies, and winds up singing karaoke with Beth Ditto.
"It’s a funny project but it’s also about being yourself and taking chances which to me is what Wildfang is about," Wood said in an exclusive interview with us. "I’m kind of a daredevil and I like putting myself in uncomfortable situations to push myself.
The mother of one was also drawn to the project because of her "tomboy" style (click here to see her Wildfang looks
) and the opportunity to support the charity Friends of the Children.
You can see her empowering antics in the video below. Plus, click through to see the daring moments that Wood, Ditto, and Gordon say changed their lives.