Guy Pearce has disclosed that he has fancied his Mildred Pierce co-star Kate Winslet for many years.
USA Today quotes the Australian actor as saying that he was initially intimidated to portray Winslet’s love interest in the HBO mini-series adaptation of James M. Cain’s 1941 novel.
“She’s someone I’ve had quite a crush on for many years,” Pearce said. “So suddenly there we are, naked together. It’s a weird job.”
Pearce went on to admit that it was often awkward to provide his wife Kate Mestitz with details of Mildred Pierce‘s filming.
“I’d go home to my wife funny enough and say, ‘I had sex with Kate Winslet again today’,” he said. “She admires Kate as much as I do, so it was okay.”
Earlier this year, Oscar winner Winslet claimed the process of making a mini-series to be much more of a challenge than working on a movie.
Mildred Pierce premieres on March 27 on HBO.
Source: Digital Spy