'Mad Men' Star Christina Hendricks On Body Scrutiny: 'It Kind of Hurt My Feelings'

02/15/2010 at 03:49 PM ET

courtesy of New York Magazine

Judging from her lingerie-clad appearance on the cover New York magazine’s Spring Fashion issue, you might not guess that Mad Men star Christina Hendricks would be self-conscious about her voluptuous figure. But after her curves started attracting more attention than her acting, culminating in last month’s flap over her Golden Globes appearance, the 34-year-old actress says she couldn’t help but feel embarrassed by the scrutiny. “It kind of hurt my feelings at first,” she admits. “Anytime someone talks about your figure constantly, you get nervous, you get really self-conscious. I was working my butt off on the show, and then all anyone was talking about was my body!” And despite her old-Hollywood looks, the actress, who will reprise her role as Joan Holloway on next season’s Mad Men, says fans are always surprised when they spot her in real-life — without her retro-fitting garb. “The way we dress on Mad Men is so associated with old photographs, with people’s parents and grandparents,” she says. “In person, I wear jeans and flip-flops and people are so shocked. They tell me I look so much younger than they expected.” But as for her weight and other body-related questions, Hendricks says she’s so over talking about it. “It just leaves a bad taste in my mouth,” she says. For more on Christina Hendricks, visit nymag.com.–David Yi

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Morgan on

I thought she looked awesome in her Golden Globes gown, and she looks awesome on this cover! And what a sweet husband she has, very supportive.

Randi on

Christina Hendricks is totally my girl crush. I think she is amazing to look at. She gives ladies like me the confidence to embrace our full, natural breasts and curves. And Christina is not a “big” girl by any means. She’s a goddess.

Bella on

Women come in ALL shapes and sizes…I am a naturally thin (size 0/2), yet curvy women (Yes, you can be thin and still have curves). Being thin does not make a woman any less of a woman. Thin women are REAL women too. I find it disturbing that some people think it is ok to criticize thin women in order to make larger women feel better about themselves…it is possible to appreciate the beauty of many sizes without putting down one or the other…

Lily on

She’s a gorgeous, curvy woman and should be proud of her beautiful figure!

PS on

Holy smokes. I have no idea who she is but clicked over to see what all the fuss was about. She’s GORGEOUS.

neens on

I wish I could hold my weight that well, it usually doesn’t distribute like that on most women. As long as she is healthy, she looks awesome. I am concerned if maybe she is a little too heavy, with everyone obsessing over NOT obsessing over weight, some people are unrealistic about what really is HEALTHY. Anyway, there’s no denying that she does look fabulous.

ad on

She is Gorgeous!

CW on

I’m afraid y’all just don’t get it. More comment on the acting and less on the body! She’s really excellent in her role!

Whyintheheck on

Big thumbs up to New York magazine for putting this gorgeous, talented actress on their cover. I’ve gotta get me a copy!

johh on

Seriously, she’s not fat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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