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March 22, 2011 (4:55 am) GMT
Playing the titular character, the actress showed off her curves in a black figure-hugging dress by Stella McCartney.

HBO is ready to launch the first part of its miniseries "" on March 27. In order to promote the show, leading stars , , and stepped out to Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City on Monday, March 21 and did a red carpet appearance for the press.

Winslet, who plays the titular character, was dressed in Stella McCartney and carried a Calvin Klein bag. Co-star Pearce suited up in Burberry suit while Wood donned a plum long sleeve jersey cocktail dress and matching peep-toe platforms from Elie Saab.

"Mildred" is based on James M. Cain's classic noir novel. Winslet's character is a wife who separates from her unemployed husband, Bert (Brian F. O'Byrne), and takes a job as a waitress while struggling to earn her daughter Veda's (Wood) love during the Great Depression in middle-class Los Angeles.



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