'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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I think the pose is a take off on “The Eternal Question” by Charles Dana Gibson back in the early 1900’s. It is a very famous painting. That accounts for the hair in a kind of backwards question mark.

Anna S. on

I’m confused. Do people really believe that Christina’s breasts are real? Just google old pictures of her and you will see that she was rather flat before. Not that there is anything wrong with getting implants, but hers are so obviously fake – she looked nothing like this in her previous movies.

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Man, that girl is seriously hot. I don’t know why anyone would ever say anything bad about how she looks. I think she looks better than most models/actresses I’ve seen.

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The only people that don’t think that she is hot are either jealous women or gay men.

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Um, so, if we’re not supposed to focus on her tits, then why is she always showing them? I mean, she got the Mad Men job because of her body. If nothing else, the script on the show tells us that.

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