Evan Rachel Wood has lashed out at her THE WRESTLER co-star Mickey Rourke for fuelling reports the pair is dating. The young actress, who plays Rourke's daughter in the film, admits she feels "disrespected" by press reports she and the actor are an item - and she's partly blaming him for the rumours.
The couple reportedly locked lips at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday (25Jan09), fuelling romance rumours - and the actress is sick of all the speculation.
In a statement, she writes, "Im upset because I feel disrespected by the press and by Mr. Rourke. Just because Im single doesnt mean that you can take advantage of me. Its unfair that the performances (in the film) might suffer because of all of these distractions."
And Wood, who recently split from shock rocker Marilyn Manson, insists she isn't even attracted to her The Wrestler co-star: "He's too old for me. Nothing ever happened and nothing ever will."