The actress says her Mildred Pierce co-star gave expert advice on stripping down for the camera
As Evan Rachel Wood prepared for her very first full-frontal nude scene, the young actress was lucky enough to have her Mildred Pierce co-star, Kate Winslet, walking her through the rough spots.
“She coached me through my first nude scene,” Wood, 23, told E! News at the N.Y.C. premiere of the HBO miniseries. “I mean, she’s done it all. She was literally next to the camera (giving a thumbs-up).”
Winslet’s best advice to the actress, who plays her daughter in the series? Cover up where you can.
“I looked at Kate and she was like, ‘You’ve got to do it. Trust me, it’s so brave,'” Wood told Fancast.com. “‘Put a merkin (a pubic wig) 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,” she laughed.
Winslet, an Oscar winner who’s gotten naked for the cameras more than once, also told Wood she should keep the number of extraneous people on the set to a minimum.
“You keep the room as empty as possible,” Winslet advised. “Just kind of being there for her, really, and letting her know there was someone to hold her hand and throw a robe over her at the right moment… made her feel better.”