Mildred Pierce (TV Mini-Series 2011) Poster


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Director and screenwriter Todd Haynes decided that every scene should be from Mildred's perspective, and so required Kate Winslet to be in every single scene of the five hour miniseries. Winslet has publicly stated that this was her hardest shoot (around 18 weeks on set) since Titanic (1997).
During the DVD commentary, director Todd Haynes mentions that while on the set of this movie, Kate Winslet told Guy Pearce that he had been one of her biggest crushes when she was a teenager in the UK and he had a role on the long-running Australian soap opera Neighbours (1985).
Kate Winslet had 66 different costume changes throughout the series.
Evan Rachel Wood is 12 years younger than Kate Winslet, who plays her mother.
The story takes place in Los Angeles, but was shot in New York, and because of an unusually chilly spring, palm trees on the set had to be kept from wilting by being heated in a greenhouse.
Lena Dunham was cast in a brief role as a nurse, but was fired and replaced on set.
Six-time Academy Award nominee (and one-time winner) Kate Winslet has the distinction of being nominated alongside two of her female co-stars. Mare Winningham for Georgia (1995) and Winslet for Sense and Sensibility (1995) competed for Best Supporting Actress 1995, while Melissa Leo for Frozen River (2008) and Winslet for The Reader (2008) competed for Best Actress 2008. Neither won for the former and Winslet won the latter.
An adaptation of the 1941 novel of the same name by James M. Cain, which had previously been made into the 1945 Joan Crawford movie.
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During a New York press event before the premiere of this movie, Evan Rachel Wood said that her costar and on-screen mother, Kate Winslet, had given her the courage to do her nude scene. Winslet, who has often appeared nude on screen, told Wood, "You've got to do it. Trust me, it's so brave." But Wood also revealed that she was not 100% nude in the scene - she was wearing a "merkin," a pubic wig. "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," she explained.

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