Kate Winslet's Stripping Advice

Actress Kate Winslet helped co-star Evan Rachel Wood get naked on camera.

Although the 23-year-old actress was nervous about stripping off for her role in new mini-series Mildred Pierce at first, her seasoned co-star soon had her derobing with her words of encouragement on set.

She told E! News: "She coached me through my first nude scene. I mean, she's done it all. She was literally next to the camera going [thumbs-up]."

The True Blood star also revealed Kate, who plays Evan's mother in the show, even suggested she wear a pubic wig to protect her modesty.

She told Fancast.com: "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.'"

Kate - who has been naked in several movies including The Reader, Titanic, Hamlet and Little Children - was quick to realise the naked scenes were pivotal to the storyline, and she made it her priority to ensure her co-star was happy to do them.

The 35-year-old actress said: "[I was] helping her to fully acknowledge the weight of that within the story. And also just talking to her about how to find a level of confidence.

"You keep the room as empty as possible and just kind of being there for her, really, letting her know there was someone to hold her hand and throw a robe over her at the right moment. That all made her feel better."

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