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Evan Rachel Wood Opens Up About Her Son & Breaking Up With Los Angeles

Evan Rachel Wood Opens Up About Her Son & Breaking Up With Los Angeles

Evan Rachel Wood shows her glam-rock side on the cover of Elle Canada‘s May issue, on stands April 10th.

Here’s what the 29-year-old actress and singer had to share with the mag:

On her three-year-old son with ex Jamie Bell: “Bless him. He’s a gypsy by proxy because his parents are. He’s only three now, but he’s starting to understand. He hears one of my songs and he knows that that’s me, and he has seen me on TV and he’s starting to put the pieces together. His parents are very different. My ex-husband is lovely and very British and straightedge, and then he’s got this glam-rock weirdo for a mom.”

On her move to Nashville: “L.A. is wonderful, and it has given me so many amazing things, but I’ve also got a lot of demons here. I was ready to break it up a little bit. I wanted to give my kid some grass to run around on. Again, he’s got two actor parents. I was like, ‘You don’t need to live in L.A. full-time. Let’s go somewhere a little “normal” for a bit.’”

On her band Rebel and a Basketcase: “We’re a baby band. My first love was singing and music, and it still kind of is. I love acting, and it’s a deep, deep love. But music is like my religion. If I didn’t have music, I would die.”

On writing uplifting music: “It’s easier to focus on the bad stuff, you know, than to pull yourself up and sing about something nice. Our new single is called ‘Today,’ and it’s just a big battle cry about not letting the dark forces ruin your day. You make today and you make the changes, and as long as you’re here and you’re fighting, you’re going to be okay. I’m excited for people to hear that song. I think it’s a really good time for it.”

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