Christina Hendricks is the cover girl for Health Magazine this month, and she talks about Mad Men, her cup size, and wanting Jessica Alba’s body.
Christina Hendricks on the cover of Health Magazine.
Here are the Mad-Men related snippets, and a couple others that we had to share:
Q: Joan on Mad Men is sexy and tough. Are you like that in real life?
A: When I first started to play her, I would think, Oh my God, I would never want to hang out with this person. She would crush me like a bug! And then, I started to love her. I think Joan and I have a “no excuses” kind of mentality—I’m going to stand by my decisions, no regrets, no apologies. But she is far more confident than I am. She’s far more confident than most women are in the world! [Laughs.]
Q: Mad Men is all about having vices. Do you have any?
A: I like salty, creamy foods. I could sit down with a bag of chips and French onion dip and go to town! That would be on my last-supper list. But I discovered that dry French onion soup mix in nonfat yogurt tastes just as good. It really does!
Q: Your skin looks so healthy. What’s your secret?
A: I moisturize all the time. I really like 3LAB and Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate. Also, I’ll be cooking and so dry from washing my hands, I’ll just take olive oil and be like, “Ahh!” [gestures bathing her arms and face in olive oil]. On Mad Men, we use so much powder—it was such a matte look in the ’60s. And no one wore lip gloss either. Sometimes, they’ll powder your lips—whoo! It’s brutal. So in between shots I’m like [in scratchy voice] “Can I just get some ChapStick please?”
Q: When I Googled your name, the third most popular search that came up was “Christina Hendricks’s cup size.” How does it feel to know that people are actually discussing that?
A: It’s weird, but it doesn’t surprise me. I made the grave mistake after one awards show of reading comments online about what I wore, and I was like, [gasps] “Oh my God, people are so mean!” I still remember all those negative comments, despite all the wonderful positivity. That’s why we’re all in therapy! [We remember] the 10 bad things that happen to us instead of the 100 nice ones.
Q: Many women have said they consider your body one they admire or want the most. What do you think of all that body love?
A: Really? They don’t say Jessica Alba? ’Cause that’s what I say! [Laughs.] It’s such a compliment, because of all those times I had agents who were like, “You have to lose some weight,” and all of a sudden, people are celebrating it. It’s like: “Oh, thank you! Thank you for letting me be me.”