Evan Rachel Wood hit the red carpet at the "True Blood" Season 4 premiere party in Los Angeles on Tuesday night with a striking new look - a short, blonde crop.
"It just felt right," the actress told Access Hollywood of the change from her lengthy strawberry blonde locks to the petite blonde 'do. "I had my hair super long and I was just ready for a change and I've always wanted to do it and never really had the guts and I just thought, 'I wanna do it at least once, just chop it off.'"
The recent star of HBO's "Mildred Pierce" said the cut had nothing to do with any upcoming role.
"No, it's just for life. It's just for me," she said.
Evan still had her red locks when she filmed her return to "True Blood" Season 4, as Queen Sophie Anne, and the star confirmed fans will see a resolution of her royal's Season 3 cliffhanger fight with Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer).
"I can't reveal a thing, but I think people are going to be very shocked to see how that fight unfolds, for sure," she said of what's coming up on the show. "It's a big deal."
Beyond her "True Blood" return, Evan teamed up with the superstar cast of newly-single George Clooney and Ryan Gosling for the political thriller, "The Ides of March," directed by the Oscar winning actor.
"George is amazing," Evan said of her boss. "He's an incredible, funny, generous man and I wish that every film I worked on was a George Clooney movie."
As for what the movie entails, Evan said she'll be playing a member of George's staff with a very handsome love interest.
"He plays a politician running for office and I'm one of his interns who is having an affair with his press secretary who is Ryan Gosling," she said. "It's not a bad day at work. Not bad."
"The Ides of March" will open at the Venice Film Festival on August 31. "True Blood" returns for its fourth season on HBO this Sunday at 9 PM.
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