The most entertaining storyline from the aftermath of the SAG Awards was Evan Rachel Wood allegedly going up to the hotel room of Mickey Rourke – her on-screen father in The Wrestler.
A lot of people were disgusted with Wood for hooking up with Rourke, but many simply weren’t surprised because of her dating history (aka Marilyn Manson). It looks like the reports were false, though, Wood tells Rolling Stone….
Recently, Manson and Wood parted ways, and Wood has been single ever since.
There have been inaccurate reports in the press recently that link Evan to her co-star in The Wrestler, actor Mickey Rourke. The latest rumor is that they locked lips at the SAG awards ceremony a few nights ago.
With no other friend in the press to turn to, we heard from Evan this morning. She has been so distraught by these rumors, and the attention they have taken away from the brilliant movie, that she asked us to pass along this message. And we obliged.
“I’m upset because I feel disrespected by the press and by Mr. Rourke,” she told us. “Just because I’m single doesn’t mean that you can take advantage of me. It’s unfair that the performances might suffer because of all of these distractions.”
And regarding her alleged affair with Mr. Rourke, Wood says, “I’m not attracted to him, he’s too old for me. Nothing ever happened and nothing ever will.”
So yeah. I don’t know if that entirely clears things up, but all this Wood + Rourke tabloid business seemed like a bit of a stretch. But it made sense because Wood is so often slammed in the media for dating Manson when she was so young.