When I was five I auditioned for Neil Jordan’s Interview With The Vampire with Tom Cruise. But that’s when I learned how to deal with disappointment.
It made me stronger and I never got upset like that again.
She also returned to television, playing the supporting role of Queen Sophie-Anne on True Blood from 2009 to 2011 and playing Kate Winslet's character's daughter in the HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce (2011), for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe and Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
As of 2016, she plays the sapient android Dolores Abernathy in the HBO series Westworld, for which she won a Critics' Choice Award and earned a Golden Globe and Emmy Award nomination.
Of Rourke, she says: “The friendship was intimate and nice, and this makes it weird.”) but perhaps preternaturally wacko, too.
I wasn’t doing any of the drugs or drink depicted in the film – I was a really depressed teenager and I would sit in my room and listen to a lot of Nirvana.
It was hard for me to relate to people my own age, because I’d been acting for so long and I’d been in an adult world. I felt pressure from girls my own age who were mean to me.
She began acting in the 1990s, appearing in several television series, including American Gothic (1995–96) and Once and Again (1999–2002).
Wood made her debut as a leading film actress at the age of nine in Digging to China (1998) and garnered acclaim for her Golden Globe-nominated role as the troubled teenager Tracy Freeland in the teen drama film Thirteen (2003).