Vital newsbite of the day, #2483:
Under the headline "Intimate confession", the Hindustan Times today (June 5 2009) tells me this:
"Kate Winslet wore a pubic wig for The Reader. [She] had to bare all for the Holocaust movie and producers took measures so that her body was consistent with the era.
She told Allure magazine: 'I had to grow the hair down there. But because of years of waxing, as all of us girls know, it doesn't come back quite the way it used to. They even made me a merkin -- a wig -- because they were so concerned that I might not be able to grow enough.'"
All of which, naturally, makes me wonder: who are the folks who might go see The Reader, look "down there" when Kate Winslet "bares all", and mutter angrily and inconsolably to themselves: "Damn! I want my money back! What I see down there is not consistent with the era!"
Are you one of them? If so, please leave me a note.