It’s hard to believe that someone who dated Marilyn Manson— a man who lives to shock and bare his own ass—would be squeamish about being nude on camera. Yet in an interview to promote her new film, Mildred Pierce, Evan Rachel Wood brought up how uncomfortable she was to show off her goods for the movie. Wood’s character has to bare all, we’re talking full-frontal nudity, so we can’t say we blame her for her apprehension. She said “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.’”
Ultimately it was her co-star Kate Winslet that convinced her to really go for it though. “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.” So, FYI, Mildred Pierce fans—we’re looking at astroturf in the film, it’s not the real deal. Still, Wood wasn’t a fan of that aspect of filming. “I can’t say I had a lot of fun,” she said.
In case you missed them, check out a few more pictures from the red carpet of the Mildred Pierce premiere.
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