Miss Christina gets the standard “updated Joan” look for the cover of Health Mag:
“Mad Men” actress Christina Hendricks covers the May 2014 issue of Health magazine photographed by James White.
On not wanting children: “I love cooking for my friends. It’s nice to give them something homemade that your heart went into. That’s where my motherly nature comes in—we got a puppy, and that’s my idea of starting a family. People say, “Oh, that’s practice for parenting,” but if it’s practice for anything it’s to be a mom to another puppy. We’ve decided that we are not really interested in having children.”
It seems like it’s expected that you’d want to have kids. It’s just very normal for people to say, “Well, when you guys have kids…” And then when I say, “Actually I don’t think we’re going to do that,” people will say, “Oh, you say that now…” It doesn’t bother me, though. And, you know, there’s a small chance I could change my mind.
On planning out her life: “I’ve never been that person who had a plan like “In five years, I’m going to do this.” Things have shifted in ways that I would never have imagined. I never anticipated being a professional actor. I just assumed it would be in community theater—like after my job, I would go to rehearsal and be in a play.”
On when she’s the happiest: “Well, I woke up this morning and I heard good music playing and I smelled delicious food cooking downstairs. When I came down, my husband had his apron on and my dog was chewing on her bone. I was like, “This is perfect! This is exactly what I want to be doing right now.” I felt very, very happy.”
But it’s the suit that really makes it worth checking out. Kudos to Health for not lapsing into cliche with her. It’s a great look. We’d love to see her try it in the real world.
Also: she gives good quote.
[Photo Credit: James White for Health Magazine, style.com]