Evan Rachel Wood said she was uncomfortable to bare all for Mildred Pierce, which premiered Monday night in New York.
The actress will be full frontal in the HBO mini-series which debuts on HBO on March 27.
“I was a lot more nervous than I thought I was going to be… I hadn’t made my mind up if I was going to go full until we were rehearsing, and I was talking to Todd [Haynes, the series' writer and director] – like ‘What do you think?’–and he was like, ‘I think we’re going to be chickening out if we don’t just go for it.’”
Wood’s co-star Winslet convinced her to go for it.
“I looked at Kate and she was like, ‘You’ve got to do it. Trust me, it’s so brave. Put a merkin on and you’ll be fine.’ Let’s just say, I had to wear a wig because it was in the 30s, and everything had to look like it was in the 30s.”
Mildred Pierce tells the story of a woman who separates from her husband, opens a new restaurant and falls in love with a new man. Kate Winslet plays Mildred while Wood portrays her daughter Veda in the five-part series.
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