Hey, Christina. Don’t look so wary, now.
‘Mad Men’ star Christina Hendricks covers the June/July 2013 issue of Lucky magazine photographed by Ben Watts and styled by Eleanor Strauss.
Her expression’s all, “Okaaaaaaay. I guess you can take my picture. Who did you say you were again?” Which is funny, because she not only looks great in these pictures, but she got quite chatty in the accompanying interview:
On what she thought her life would be: “I just thought I would work in a hair salon and do community theater, she says… “There were so many actors, why do we need one more?”
On struggling to get a job in Hollywood: What she remembers most about her audition was the conversation she had with a friend beforehand. “I was crying before I went in [to her Mad Men audition] I was just so desperate. I was like, ‘I’m not going to get this,’ and my friend said, ‘It’s your role.’”
On the discomforts of fame: Being the center of attention is not easy for Hendricks. She has to remind herself again and again: “Just walk down the hall and try to imagine that you know everyone is looking at you.”
On her favorite designers: L’Wren Scott is her go-to designer… A fan of strapless dresses, she has especially warm feelings for pieces that are so well-constructed they don’t require a bra. “Christian Siriano makes his dresses that way,” she says gratefully. “It makes me feel so taken care of.”
On what she hates when shopping: Her nightmare? A salesperson suggesting an unconstructed piece that can’t accommodate a bra. “I want to say, ‘Excuse me, but are we standing in the same store?’”
On keeping her husband happy: Yes to pants, however, does not mean yes to sweatpants. “I can’t do that to my husband, not after three years of marriage. At home, I put on a low-cut caftan, and he’s like, ‘Babe, you look great.’”
On learning to love her character, Joan: “Joan used to be Peggy,” Hendricks says. “She just wants the next girl to not get trampled on like she did.” Now that she’s no longer scared of Joan, Hendricks loves her. “Joan is fascinating. I would play Joan forever,” she says.
It’s refreshing to see her in simple pieces that aren’t cutting off her circulation. Just because a lady’s an hourglass doesn’t mean she needs to wear skin-tight clothes all the time.
[Photo Credit: Ben Watts for Lucky Magazine]