Watch Evan Rachel Wood Embrace Her Inner Belieber

The "Ides of March" actress covered Justin Bieber's "Baby" last night on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon"

Photo by George PImentel

It’s well known by now that Evan Rachel Wood has a serious case of Bieber Fever: the actress confessed to New York magazine last spring, and later posted a video on YouTube of herself doing a karaoke rendition of “U Smile.”

On Jimmy Fallon last night, Wood explained how her infatuation began. After going to see Justin Bieber: Never Say Never to “make fun of it,” she and her friends ended up admitting tearfully that it was “the greatest movie [they had] ever seen.” While she herself was surprised by this turn of events, Wood soon learned to embrace it. “I love Portishead, I love Radiohead, I love the Requiem for a Dream soundtrack, but I love Justin Bieber,” she declared.


When asked if she would give the audience “a little taste of the Biebs,” the actress happily jumped to the challenge. “Can I get some swag?” she called out and, after donning the leather jacket tossed her way, launched into one of the best performances of “Baby” we’ve ever seen (her Bieber-esque haircut definitely added to the effect). We’re used to watching Wood bawl in movies – see Thirteen, The Wrestler, The Ides of March – so seeing her unleash her love for The Biebs is a refreshing change. -Allison Friedman