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Evan Rachel Wood's Career Matures with 'Ides of March'

October 11, 2011

Evan Rachel Wood arrives for an interview looking preppy and sporting a short new hairstyle.

"I did it just for me," she says with a smile. "I've been wanting to chop all my hair off for a really long time. It's kind of a risk but once it was gone, it was like, 'ahh, such a relief.' "

The new 'do is just one indication this one-time child actress is all grown up. She has one of her most mature roles to date in George Clooney's political thriller "The Ides of March," in which she plays a young political campaign worker whose reckless behavior lands her in hot water. The movie opened here Friday.

In the movie, based on the hit play "Farragut North" by Beau Willimon, Wood plays Molly, a college-age intern working on the campaign of a charismatic Democratic governor running for president (played by Clooney, who also directs and produces this timely drama). Read More