I always try to follow every story about pubic hair wigs in the television industry, which is why I was pleased to learn that Evan Rachel Wood wore a merkin for HBO’s rich-white-people drama Mildred Pierce (trailer here).
The “True Blood” star is slated to go full frontal in the HBO miniseries “Mildred Pierce” — and at a recent NY press event explained, “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.”
According to Wood, her co-star Kate Winslet encouraged her to do it — “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.” [TMZ]
I don’t ordinarily go for stories about wealthy white people in high society, but I just might tune in to see how Wood looks in this period piece.
…Was that too subtle? I can do a little soft-shoe if it helps get the punchline across.