Christina Hendricks of 'Mad Men' offended over 'full-figured' question
Christina Hendricks took offense to a reporter asking how she felt about being an inspiration as a "full-figured woman."
The 37-year-old actress was doing an interview with Sydney's Sun-Herald fashion editor Kate Waterhouse, who asked, "You have been an inspiration as a full-figured woman. What is the most inspiring story that you can remember where you've inspired someone?"
A flustered Hendricks said, "Um, I don't know... I'm sorry" and turned to her publicist, who asked Waterhouse to rephrase the question.
Waterhouse began, "You've been known as an inspiration for women as being a full-figure..." when Hendricks interrupted and said, "I mean, you just said it again."
According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Hendricks said backstage, "I think calling me full-figured is just rude."
Hendricks was recently nominated for an Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series Emmy for her role in the AMC show "Mad Men," but lost out to Maggie Smith of "Downton Abbey."
In the 1960s-themed "Mad Men," Hendricks plays the sultry, red-headed Joan Harris, a senior worker at a New York ad firm and a new mother whose husband is away at war. The actress has been nominated twice before for her role, which has made her an international sex symbol.
In 2011, series creator Matthew Weiner struck a $30 million deal with AMC to renew "Mad Men" for at least two more seasons, following lengthy negotiations that helped delay the start date of the upcoming fifth season to March 2012. AMC said "Mad Men" could end after season 7.
Hendricks is also known for her roles in movies such as "Drive," "I Don't Know How She Does It" and "Life As We Know It." InApril 2011, she starred alongside Stephen Colbert, Neil Patrick Harris and Jon Cryer in the New York Philharmonic's production of the Stephen Sondheim musical "Company." That month, Hendricks also appeared in an episode of the ABC series "Body of Proof," opposite her husband, Geoffrey Arend.
Hendricks can also be seen in the new drama film "Ginger & Rosa" with Annette Bening and Elle Fanning."
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