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Evan Rachel Wood

The Merkin Tale

3/22/2011 3:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Evan Rachel Wood is getting all sorts of buzz for a special wig she had to rock for an upcoming HBO project ... a wig that was custom built for her crotch.

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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.”

Apparently, she's not a method actor.

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1.

bob    

I for one just don't get the shaved beaver look.

I likes me a thatchy snactchy.

1281 days ago
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Kiko    

This story is just so bush-league, even for TMZ.

1281 days ago
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Buckaroobonzai    

A real Actress would grow it out!

1281 days ago
4.

Stella    

I think burly is making a comeback......also, in an informal poll recently conducted at my gym, I was suprised by the percentage of guys who liked it.

1281 days ago
5.

Rotter    

A method actor would grow it out- or be called on the carpet!!

1281 days ago
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TMZ dont like me    

Okay, this is information I really need to know...and knowing is half the battle. G.I. Joe!!!!

1281 days ago
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Rhubino    

#3&5. Exactly. De Niro would not only grow it out, he'd wash it with 30s era toiletries.

1281 days ago
8.

NDNchief    

Please let some pics leak of her 30's style bush.

1281 days ago
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Stevie B    

I do not like my women looking like 5 year olds. I prefer a dense forest to play in while I am munching.

1281 days ago
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Kiko    

BLAME BUSH!

1281 days ago
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iola    

Wtf. How is it "brave" to show that women SHOCKINGLY have hair on their genitals?? Did we all just forget that? Unless she is unable to grow it out properly, wearing a wig is extra not brave at all.

1281 days ago
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slammer    

So she has to make it clear she has a bush
because of the demands of film and even needs
a wig to look the part because she is after all a modern
porn-inspired woman who walks around in real life pre-pubescent.

1281 days ago
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Ricky Loca    

Very cowardly. De Niro would have grown it out for a year. Young actors today do not suffer for their art like they used to.

1281 days ago
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Conservatives are Cowards    

Is there nothing more awesome than the fact that there is actually a term for a pubic wig?!

MERKINS FTW!!!

1281 days ago
15.

D    

tma! tma!

1281 days ago
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