Actress denies romance with The Wrestler co-star

Evan Rachel Wood has rubbished claims that she’s romantically involved with Mickey Rourke.

The actress says she is just friends with the ageing actor, who’s her co-star in new film The Wrestler.

‘Spread the word – I’m not dating Mickey Rourke,’ she tells People.

Mickey and I bonded whilst shooting The Wrestler and we became friends, but nothing more.’

Evan, 21, recently split with rocker Marilyn Manson, 39.

‘I guess because of my recent break-up I will be linked to many people, but I’m not interested in pursuing a relationship at this point in my life,’ she says.

Mickey, 56, has also denied any relationship with Evan.

Bronwen Roberts