Evan Rachel Wood has awed audiences with her interesting choice in roles ('Thirteen,' 'Across the Universe') and made tabloid headlines for her unconventional taste in men (much older shock rocker Marilyn Manson and now -- reportedly -- Shane West, who played her big brother on 'Once and Again').

Those two tendencies converge in Woody Allen's new movie 'Whatever Works' (in theaters June 19), in which she plays Melody, a sweet, innocent, not-too-smart Southern belle who absconds to New York and falls in love with Boris, a crotchety, brilliant, reclusive and, yes, much older man, played by Larry David.

Wood opens up about what put her in shock on the 'Whatever' set, which high-profile movie she bailed on to star in 'Spider-Man: The Musical' and how she's prepared to sink her teeth into the role of vampire queen on HBO's 'True Blood.'
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