RALEIGH, N.C. — Evan Rachel Wood has a starring role in the soon-to-be-released Woody Allen film and guest-stars in “True Blood.” She’s got a racy photo spread in the latest issue of GQ, and she hopes to play Mary Jane in the Broadway production of “Spider-Man.”
So why did the 21-year-old Raleigh native return home starring as Juliet in six performances of “Romeo and Juliet” (starting Friday) as a fundraiser for Theatre In The Park, which her father manages?
“It was where I started,” the actress said in an interview between rehearsals last week. “I wouldn’t be an actress, I wouldn’t be who I am if this place wasn’t here. I wanted to do something to give back to it, to somehow repay it for what it gave to me.”