'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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bill on

I think people missed her point. She said she was upset because she works hard and no one talks about her work, they talk about her body and people come on here saying she shouldn’t get upset. Well how would you feel if you worked your butt off and the only recognition you got was “Nice boobs”.

You people are shallow.

Cheong on

Don’t get me wrong, I think she’s great on Mad Men and a very beautiful woman, but duh, if you don’t want people to talk about your body don’t model on magazine covers in your underwear.

Leo on

If she’s so hurt about people commenting on her curves, why does she pose on the cover of a magazine in lingerie? Just asking.

Veriola on

I have a six 6 bod and people tell me my figure is fabulous. But you know what? I would KILL to look like that. She is fabulous and womanly. You go girl!

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[...] She said, “It kind of hurt my feelings at first.  Anytime someone talks about your figure constantly, you get nervous, you get really self-conscious.  I am working my butt off on the show, and then all anyone was talking about was my body!” [...]

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Melissa on

You have nothing to feel bad about, at all! Judging by the response, the only one that should feel bad is the idiot who wrote that comment in the first place! Don’t change a thing! You are a good example of what a real beautiful woman should be. And, not just one the outside either. Every woman is beautiful in her own way and it doesn’t have to be a physical attritube either.

Missy on

Lordy, that woman keeps her man warm at night. Lucky guy.

Niki on

totally agree with Eli… She’s drop-dead gorg, but th styling/make-up here doesn’t do much for her.

Kris on

Christina Hendricks is THE most beautiful woman today in Hollywood. Her acting on Mad Men is infectious. There was a very good line by her boss on the show saying Marylin Monroe wishes she were Joan… that kind of sums it up. I would really like to see her do a homage to Marylin shoot.

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