'Mad Men's' Christina Hendricks Dishes on the Pitfalls Of Vintage Underwear

01/20/2010 at 01:30 PM ET

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Christina Hendricks has become a fashion phenomenon playing Joan Holloway in the hit series Mad Men but the actress suffers for her art, especially when it comes to wearing authentic vintage underwear from the 1960’s. “If you’re working a really long day, they dig in,” the actress tells The Sunday Times Magazine. “The garters sometimes rub little blisters on your thigh, so we learn the tricks, put moleskin on them…” Playing the smoldering red-headed secretary Joan Holloway involves wearing a plethora of figure-hugging dresses, some of which are so tight Hendricks can barely walk in them. “I can’t step up into my trailer,” she admits. “They have to put a box underneath and I get up sideways.” But the unabashedly feminine, curve-hugging look is a hit with the fans who constantly praise the 34 year-old for her shapely physique. Since the show started the Tennessee native has had “so many positive comments from women.” Some of them simply confess their undying love in the street. “People do come up to me and say, ‘I’ve got such a crush – sometimes women [too]. They like to see a woman standing up for herself.” -Monique Jessen

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