Evan Rachel Wood has been enchanting us since she debuted as young Jessie Wood on the excellent ABC family drama “Once and Again.” We’ve watched her grow up on the coming-of-age drama “Thirteen,” belt out Beatles tunes in “Across the Universe,” joined Mickey Rourke in “The Wrestler” and play a vampire queen in HBO’s “True Blood.”
Now she’s getting naked in HBO’s “Mildred Pierce.” After all Evan’s 23, and look what Emily Rossum, another scintillating beauty, has been doing in “Shameless.”
Wood said she had expert advise when it was time to shed her clothes: co-star Kate Winslet. She told E! news:
“She coached me through my first nude scene. I mean, she’s done it all.”
Winslet, 35, is experienced at baring it all for the cameras, she admits it is still a challenge each time.
“[I was] talking to [Evan] about how to find a level of confidence within something like [nudity]. It is really strange – nudity. And I know I have done it many times now. But you never really get used to it.
I let Evan] know that there was someone to hold her hand and throw a robe over her at the right moment. I think that made her feel a little bit better.”
About the miniseries, which begins Sunday: Divorced single mom Mildred Pierce decides to open a restaurant business, which tears at the already-strained relationship with her her ambitious elder daughter, Veda. Cast includes Kate Winslet, Rachel Evan Wood, Guy Pearce, Mare Winningham and Tom Lipinski. Todd Haynes directed.