Evan Rachel Wood recently expanded her acting resume by appearing nude on-screen in the HBO miniseries “Mildred Pierce,” but not without coaching from veteran Kate Winslet.
One thing that was missing from her scene — or make that nine — were her tattoos.
She has inked her body to commemorate such things as ex-boyfriend Marilyn Manson and idol David Bowie, according to a new interview in Esquire magazine.
Tattoos on women just weren’t popular in the 1930s, when the period piece is set.
But wait there is a tenth thing — her vagina. Wood wore a “merkin” for her nude scene, which is actually a wig of sorts to simulate pubic hair.
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Women back then had never heard of a bikini wax. It also hides the private parts.
“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.”
Wood’s appeared in such films as the controversial kiddie-porn movie, “Thirteen” and “The Wrestler” with Mickey Rourke.
In her latest turn she plays in Robert Redford’s historical turn, “The Conspiracy,” about the assassination of President Lincoln.
All master classes in the art of crying, says the magazine.
“I was a teenager in Hollywood with a divorced family — there’s gonna be pain there,” she says. “I’ve got plenty to draw from.”
“I grew up in love with David Bowie,” she says. “So I was always into very androgynous things. Guys, girls … I’m into androgyny in general.”
She says this helps explain Manson’s appeal. She says she’d also marry Winslet if she could convince her.
“I’m more kind of like the guy when it comes to girls. I’m the dominant one,” she says. “I’m opening the doors, I’m buying dinner. Yeah, I’m romantic.”
She’s next due on the big screen in George Clooney’s political film, “The Ides of March,” in the fall.