I wanted to break a mold for sure — I knew I was edgier, more alternative, and weird.
Evan Rachel Wood and Marilyn Manson at the Gala Screening of Sony Pictures "Across The Universe" during the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival held at the Roy Thompson Hall on September 10, 2007 in Toronto, Canada.
The Westworld actress, 29, met Manson, 47, at a party at West Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont in 2006 when she was just 18 years old.
Despite criticism over their 18-year age difference, Wood personally felt that a relationship with Manson was worth pursuing.
"And I was craving danger and excitement,” the True Blood alum explained to the magazine.
The relationship quickly became a source of tabloid fodder and many dubbed her a homewrecker, blaming her for breaking up his two-year marriage to Von Teese.
Evan Rachel Wood: I felt like ‘meat’ during Vanity Fair shoot "Most teenagers are searching for identity, and I was thrown into a situation where I was supposed to have that already figured out," she told Rolling Stone.And that freedom was attractive." Wood, now 27, recalled how people would label her as a homewrecker during that time.Manson had recently separated from his wife, burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese, when he and Wood got together in 2006. "You build immunity to that sort of thing, but I wasn’t used to negative feedback, so it got to me."He was the love of my life.” She also opened up about her bisexuality."I knew it was part of me, but I hadn’t allowed myself to explore it," Wood dished.But that’s when I’m doing laundry, cleaning the house, answering emails.