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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).
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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).
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Evan Rachel Wood is just 12 years younger than Kate Winslet, who plays her mother.
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Kate Winslet had 66 different costume changes throughout the series.
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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.
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Lena Dunham was cast in a brief role as a nurse, but was fired and replaced on set.
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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.
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An adaptation of the 1941 novel of the same name by James M. Cain, which had previously been made into a movie, Mildred Pierce (1945).
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5 years after the mini-series aired on American television, Evan Rachel Wood was cast as Dolores Abernethy in HBO's Westworld (2016) (TV Series) which was based on the 1973 film of the same name. The mini-series was a remake of the 1941 film adaptation of the James M. Cain novel.
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Mildred Pierce is a TV drama mini-series that aired in 2011 and is a remake of the 1945 film of the same name. In the mini-series, Kate Winslet stars as Mildred Pierce, a young woman whom begins an affair with wealthy playboy Monty Beragon (Guy Pearce) following her divorce. As Mildred opens a restaurant, Mildred's estranged evil, selfish and manipulative daughter Veda (Evan Rachel Wood) achieves fame as a singer and Mildred sets out to reconcile with Veda unaware Veda intends to sucker punch her which leaves Mildred broken hearted.
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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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The mini-series is a loose adaptation of both the book and the 1945 film adaptation: In both the book and the 1945 film adaption, Monte Beragon is murdered which Bert Pierce confesses to which Mildred coaxed Monte into a loveless marriage. Veda shoots Monte when he refuses to her marry her following his divorce from Mildred. Mildred helps Veda cover up the murder by framing Wally Fay. The detectives figure out Wally is innocent and that Veda did it. Veda gets arrested and sent to jail. After apologizing to Veda, Mildred leaves the police station and finds Bert outside waiting for her.
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