Evan Rachel Wood's first fully frontal nude scene was toasted by Kate Winslet.

The 24-year-old actress stripped off for her role in Oscar-winning HBO mini-series 'Mildred Pierce' and although she was going to "chicken out" her co-star Kate - a screen nudity veteran - gave her loads of encouragement and was waiting with a stiff drink once it was over.

Evan said: "Kate is one of the strongest, bravest women I've met. She's so confident and is so comfortable with her body; which makes her so beautiful.

"I had to appear completely nude and I was going to chicken out, but she really put the scene and that moment into perspective and she was right. I'm so glad I did it. She was waiting with a drink for me afterwards. A toast to my first Full Frontal. Not that I'm in a hurry to do it again."

The bisexual star - who dated Marilyn Manson for three years - also explained working with the likes of George Clooney and Robert Redford on films encouraged her to embrace her sexuality and stand up for what she believes in.

Speaking about the pair in an interview with Stylist magazine, she said: "Working with people like them is one of the reasons I finally came out [as bisexual] this year.

"If you're in a position where you have the opportunity to go on record and say what you believe in and hopefully help someone, I feel like there is no reason to hide who you are."

To read the full interview go to www.stylist.co.uk/people/interviews-and-profiles/interview-evan-rachel-wood