Evan Rachel Wood, who played Veda in the richly filmed HBO miniseries “Mildred Pierce,” graced her performance with a stunning nude scene. But it took some coaching from castmate Kate Winslet. But the end product was some stunning cinematography.
“She was very nervous actually,” Winslet told the LA Times. “I remember doing my first full-on nude scene when I was 19, and I was absolutely terrified, so I knew how she felt.”
Winslet, who won an Oscar for “The Reader,” a movie with multiple nude scenes, helped to talk Wood through the scene.
Winslet encouraged Wood, who stars in HBO’s “True Blood,” to think of getting naked as an acting challenge to see if she could get the viewer to focus on what was happening with her character internally, rather than externally, according to The Times.
“By shying away from the scene, she was depriving herself of this great opportunity to be empowered by that moment,” Winslet said.
“So I said to Evan, ‘You know what, here’s the thing. People are going to be talking about this scene for years, and you’re gonna be in it. And you’re gonna look back in years to come and feel so happy that you did it.”
Check out the scene below; click to go. Warning nsfw.