Christina Hendricks Tired of Talking Curves
'Mad Men' actress should be famous for talent, not curves
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 15, 2010 11:03 AM CST
Christina Hendricks arrives at the Directors Guild of America Awards on Saturday Jan. 30, 2010, Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
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(Newser) – Christina Hendricks would rather talk about her work on Mad Men than her curvy shape, thank you very much, but the latter is what everyone has focused on since a stylist called her a “big girl” at the Golden Globes. “It kind of hurt my feelings at first,” Hendricks tells New York, even though backlash against the stylist was fierce. “I was working my butt off on the show, and then all anyone was talking about was my body!”

“It might sound silly, but I didn’t realize I was so different,” says Hendricks. “I was just oblivious. Sometimes I would go on an audition and someone would say something like, Girl, you’re refreshing! That was it.” Hendricks, clarifies Amy Larocca, is not big: “She looks the way movie stars used to look,” she writes, and she “is terrific PR for the opinion that Hollywood success should not be determined by one’s ability to Pilates one’s hips up, off, and away.”

 

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