Actress Evan Rachel Wood has denied she is dating her The Wrestler co-star Mickey Rourke - insisting they are just friends.

Internet gossips circulated rumors the 21-year-old was romantically involved with Rourke, 56, after they were spotted out together in Los Angeles on a break from filming.

The pair reportedly became an item on-set of the biopic of 1980s wrestler Randy "Ram" Robinson, in which Wood plays Rourke's on-screen daughter. But Wood believes she has only been linked to her co-star because of her recent split from shock rocker Marilyn Manson.

She tells, "Spread the word - I'm not dating Mickey Rourke. Everybody thinks we're dating and we're not. We are proud of the film we made together and I hope people will focus on the film and not get distracted by any nonsense." (MJ/WNWCPL/ZN)

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