‘Mad Men’ star Christina Hendricks graces the May issue of Canada’s Flare Magazine, styled Lawren Sample. The sexy stunner wears a dress from Stella McCartney on the cover, lensed by Max Abadian.
Christina’s comments about being rejected in the fashion and film industry for ‘not being right’ are all over cyberspace. Joan’s adoration of pencil skirts runs a close second. Any woman with curves and a half-way decent figure should develop a passion for pencil skirts.
We’re more interested in what isn’t making headlines. After agreeing to essentially prostitute herself out to an agency client for a promotion in ‘Mad Men’ five, season six picks up with Joan trying out her new driver’s seat as a partner in the firm — wondering whether or not she’ll be welcome at the executive level.
With all the talk about Joan really not being a feminist, this one finds her negotiating skills to be a key part of an intelligent woman’s feminist plank in those years. To date, Hendricks confesses, no one has been like, “JOAN!! Shame on you!”
Hendricks always wanted to be a florist and so she worked in a flower shop during her time off from the show -and not for the first time. Christina worked in a flower shop after the first season of ‘Mad Men’. Better yet, ‘Joan’ is a huge fan of whisky — so much so that she was appointed by Johnnie Walker Blue Label Scotch Whiskey to be its US Ambassador. That factoid didn’t come from Flare.
“I do ask women why they think whisky is a man’s drink,” Hendricks has commented in the past. “I think it’s a fashion thing that’s been cultivated over a long time but with the trend for classic cocktails, there’s a growing appreciation to Scotch that’s attracting a new generation of female drinkers, including me and my friends.”
Another pertinent comment came from Hendricks in an interview with New York Magazine in 2010.
“Anytime someone talks constantly about your figure, you get nervous, you get really self-conscious. I was working my butt off on the show, but then all anyone was talking about was my body.”
On that subject, dear Christina, not much has changed. And I’m happy to report that even today, my positive article about your figure Chrstina Hendricks Reveals Our Inner Lilith Women remains in the AOC top 100. Let’s hope that Joan gets a big bonus in season six! ~ Anne