“Mad Men” star Christina Hendricks, who plays the voluptuous Joan Holloway on the AMC hit show, has the kind of figure that you can’t help noticing. She’s overtly sexy, in a kind of ’50s flashback Marilyn Monroe manner. And that’s quite a departure for modern Hollywood, where most starlets diet down to stick figures.
]]>Christina, who started out as a model, recalls that her high fashion runway career ended in London when her agent asked, ‘Darling, did your boobs grow?’
But with everyone in Hollywood still talking about her hour-glass figure, well, it’s getting a bit old. C’mon, people. She’s a serious actress. Eyes on the face, please.
“‘It kind of hurt my feelings at first,” she tells New York Magazine
, that, of course, put her on their fashion issue cover spilling out of a white satin corset.
“Anytime someone talks about your figure constantly, you get nervous, you get really self-conscious,” she tells the mag. “I was working my butt off on the show, and then all anyone was talking about was my body!”
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