Evan Rachel Wood will be doing her first nude scenes in the HBO miniseries ‘Mildred Pierce’. After starring in the super sexy ‘True Blood’, a show that doesn’t shy away from nude scenes, it’s kind of surprising that Evan Rachel Wood was so nervous about appearing in the buff for the first time. It’s also rather surprising that she’s shooting her first nude scenes in a miniseries set during the Great Depression…until you find out which ‘Mildred Pierce’ costar convinced her to do them.
Unlike Marilyn Manson’s other ex-girlfriend, pinup girl and Playboy regular Dita Von Teese, Evan Rachel Wood is apparently not as comfortable in her birthday suit, but some advice from an older costar helped the 22-year-old feel confident enough to do them.
According to Digital Spy, it wasn’t ‘True Blood’ costar Anna Paquin, but ‘Mildred Pierce’ costar Kate Winslet that convinced the young actress to the nude scenes, telling her that she would regret it later in life if she didn’t. Evan Rachel Wood apparently didn’t feel like she could say no to someone who has done such a titanic amount of nude scenes in her time (let’s just hope Kate Winslet was right). So there you have it, directors: if you want an actress that’s skittish about doing nude scenes to go for it, you better shell out the money to have Kate Winslet on set.
And Evan Rachel Wood isn’t the only TV star making headlines for appearing nude lately. According to TMZ, ‘Real Housewives of D.C.’ star and White House gatecrasher Michaele Salahi will also be stripping down, but she’s doing it the Dita Von Teese way with a Playboy magazine appearance. And it also looks like Michaele Salahi is looking to outdo other reality show stars who have done Playboy spreads like Heidi Montag and Kim Kardashian by going full frontal. I guess if you’re a D-list celebrity doing Playboy these days, you’ve got to go a little more extreme to standout, and Michaele Salahi definitely knows a thing or two about extreme famewhoring.
Unfortunately, she’s not the only Real Housewife who can be seen nude; Danielle Staub of ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey’ had a sex tape released a few months back, not too long after reality show star Kendra Wilkinson lined her pink pockets with the loads of money she made from her sex tape. So apparently the combination of appearing nude and appearing on TV is pretty hot these days (at least that’s what Montana Fishburne is hoping).
Of course I’m just hoping that Evan Rachel Wood’s nude scenes in ‘Mildred Pierce’ are a little more artistic than the kind of nudity the aforementioned reality show stars have taken part in (and I hope she’s getting paid a whole lot more for them, considering she also has to actually do some work along with appearing nude).