guy pearce mildred pierceAustralian actor Guy Pearce can currently be seen smoking up the small screen in the HBO miniseries 'Mildred Pierce' as playboy Monty Beragon, opposite Kate Winslet.

Guy first got noticed as a flamboyant drag queen in 'The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert' and has been working steadily since in movies like 'Memento,' 'L.A. Confidential' and 'The King's Speech.' Pearce (who, let the record show, is completely unpretentious and charming) spoke to PopEater about those racy love scenes with Kate Winslet and the enduring popularity of Priscilla.

I'm loving 'Mildred Pierce.'
As soon as I knew it was Kate and Todd [Haynes, director], I mean how can you say no? They offered it to me and there was another film that I was potentially going to be doing that would have clashed with 'Mildred Pierce,' so at first I wasn't sure if I could do it. I then found out that I didn't get the other film that was in the works so it worked out well. That other film didn't end up being very good and I got to do 'Mildred Pierce,' so I was very pleased.