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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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Kiko    

Not true. DeNiro wore a merkin in MEET THE FOCKERS and was wearing a merkin while doing voice-overs for SHARK TALE.

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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.

Posted at 1:23 PM on Mar 22, 2011 by Ricky Loca

1209 days ago
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Richard Cranium    

The age old proverb, "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush." but that would mean a wig made out of feathers - maybe that will be the new rage! Feather Merkins

1209 days ago
18.

D    

I meant tmi! tmi! I can't type worth crap anymore.
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tma! tma!

Posted at 1:28 PM on Mar 22, 2011 by D

1209 days ago
19.

Strokadellic    

Stupid/lame as hell.

1209 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

why the shaved look got popular I will never understand,,any guy who likes it is one step away from being a child molestor if you ask me

1209 days ago
21.

Eric    

How do I get the job of being her merkin installer?

1209 days ago
22.

Smooch    

How this is news much less Breaking News? Am guessing a 12 year old decided to put it on the site.

1209 days ago
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Bill C.    

why the shaved look got popular I will never understand,,any guy who likes it is one step away from being a child molestor if you ask me
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So I guess you like hairy legs and pits on your woman also? You better be consistent or you're a hypocrite.

1209 days ago
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THIN LIZZY    

remember fast tmes when brad was in the bathroom cleanig the mirror and it said BIG HAIRY *****?

1209 days ago
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Helen Van Patterson Patton     

Divine wore one back in the early 1970s for "Female Trouble". They called it a 'cheater".

1209 days ago
26.

Shea    

merkin = a pubic wig
In other words, a patch to match.

1209 days ago
27.

noneofyourbusiness    

ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

1209 days ago
28.

fran    

Then they scream because someone posted a nude picture of them on the tube.....sheeesh

1209 days ago
29.

OooooNooo!    

So they had shag carpet back in the 1930's and she is a smooth hardwood floor gal today. So all that money spent on a laser job was a mistake. Why not use a pubic hair stand-in body double???

1209 days ago
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THIN LIZZY    

I like a little hair on my woman. It's a sexy visual.

1209 days ago
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