Evan Rachel Wood loves how "slow" time feels in Nashville.

Evan Rachel Wood

Evan Rachel Wood

The 'Westworld' star made the move from Los Angeles to the city in Tennessee a couple of years ago and loves how relaxed it is.

Speaking about living in Nashville, she told the Sunday Telegraph newspaper: "Time slows down there. You don't feel the grind, this constant pressure. When you leave LA, you realise, 'Oh, I've been living in a bubble, and thinking that was the whole world, and it's not even close.'"

Meanwhile, Evan - who has a son with her ex-husband Jamie Bell - previously admitted motherhood is a lot "harder" than she thought it would be.

She said: "Becoming a mom is the best thing I ever did with my life, but it's not for everyone. It's harder than you think and you are never ready, but it will open up your heart in ways you never thought possible. The hardest thing I had to learn and accept was that sometimes, despite what we have been told, love is not enough. But when I look at my life now and imagine how things would have been different had I stayed married, I can't say I would have the heart to change anything. I rest easy knowing that I had love, real love, for a short while."

And Evan has urged all 20-somethings to just follow their "intuition".

She explained: "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind. Don't play games. Don't make people guess. Don't expect them to know what you need, we can't read minds ... yet. Trust your intuition. After asking yourself the important questions, know when the problem isn't about you.

"Learn the red flags for toxic people. Sometimes you learn by falling into the trap. If you are feeling drained of your life force, that's a red flag. If you don't know who you are anymore, that's a red flag. If you constantly walk on eggshells and make yourself smaller to please someone else, that's a red flag. If your self-worth is placed on another person's opinion of you, that's a red flag."


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