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Most known for her role as Joan Holloway in Mad Men, you may also recognize her as Saffron in Firefly. This site wants to bring you all the latest news, photos, videos and much more on Christina and her career!
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Over 150 HQ photos of Christina attending the 2014 Emmy Awards have been added, as well as 5 HQ photos from the AMC Emmy After Party. Christina looked amazing in a Marchesa gown and Neil Lane jewelery.
I’ve added 60 HQ photos of Christina attending the 2014 Variety and Women in Film Emmy Celebration on August 23!
I’ve added over 100 HQ photos of Christina attending the London photocall for God’s Pocket last night. She looked amazing!
Christina Hendricks hated her high school. When she was 13, her parents moved from the small town of Twin Falls, Idaho, to Fairfax in Virginia because of her father’s job with the United States Forest Service. Hendricks felt “uprooted” and resentful. Then she had to start at a new school: Fairfax High.
She stood out from the beginning. In Twin Falls she had been part of a children’s theatre group. She wore Birkenstocks and “hippy dresses”. She was surprised when she saw the other girls her age in Fairfax “carrying purses [handbags]. I was like, ‘Ooh, purses!’ To me, only moms had purses. They were much more sophisticated and they were having sex and wearing makeup – all these things that had not happened for me.”
From the start, Hendricks was bullied. “We had a locker bay, and every time I went down there to get books out of my locker people would sit on top and spit at me. So I had to have my locker moved because I couldn’t go in there… I felt scared in high school. It was like Lord of the Flies. There was always some kid getting pummelled and people cheering.”
Hendricks found refuge in the drama department. Acting provided an outlet for a feeling of impotent rage. She became a goth, dying her hair black and purple, shaving it at the back and wearing leather jackets and knee-high Doc Marten boots. Were her clothes a type of armour against what she was experiencing?
“Yeah, exactly,” she says, nodding. “My parents would say, ‘You’re just alienating everyone. You’ll never make any friends looking like that.’ And I would say, ‘I don’t want those people to be my friends. I’m never going to be friends with the people who beat up a kid while everyone is cheering them on. I hate them.’”
My name is Renee and I am the new owner of Admiring Christina Hendricks! I’m super excited to bring you all the newest Christina updates and photos. To start with, I’ve added 60 HQ photos of Christina attending the recent New York premiere of Magic in the Moonlight.
Hendricks is a famous TV face long overdue for a leap to the big screen. She’s had small parts here and there (most notably in Drive), but has yet to achieve feature-film stardom in her own right. This year she’ll be starring opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman in her Mad Men co-star John Slattery’s directorial debut, God’s Pocket. She’ll be appearing in the adaptation of that other Gillian Flynn novel, Dark Places, and she’ll play the most drop-dead gorgeous mother celluloid has ever known in both Measure of a Man and How To Catch A Monster. But, most interestingly, she and Allison Janney will star in Campbell Scott’s adaptation of Joan Didion’s A Book of Common Prayer. I’m glad to see that, even though Mad Men is winding down, Christina Hendricks is just getting started.
Christina Hendricks attended on Sunday night the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.
Christina wore a sophisticated black gown by Christian Siriano, a sparkling silver-and-green Edie Parker ‘Jean’ clutch and stunning jewels by Lorraine Schwartz.
AMC announced today that the final season of the Lionsgate series Mad Men will be expanded to 14 episodes and equally portioned with seven episodes airing in spring of 2014 (“The Beginning”) and the final seven episodes of this iconic series (“The End of an Era”) airing in the spring of 2015.
“This approach has worked well for many programs across multiple networks, and, most recently for us with Breaking Bad which attracted nearly double the number of viewers to its second half premiere than had watched any previous episode,” said Charlie Collier, AMC president. “We are determined to bring Mad Men a similar showcase. In an era where high-end content is savored and analyzed, and catch-up time is used well to drive back to live events, we believe this is the best way to release the now 14 episodes than remain of this iconic series.”
“We plan to take advantage of this chance to have a more elaborate story told in two parts, which can resonate a little bit longer in the minds of our audience,” said Matthew Weiner, creator and executive producer, Mad Men. “The writers, cast and other artists welcome this unique manner of ending this unique experience.”
“Mad Men has had a transcendent impact on our popular culture, and it has played a prominent role in building our Lionsgate brand,” said Kevin Beggs, Chairman, Lionsgate Television Group. “We anticipate a remarkable seventh season thanks to the brilliance of Matthew Weiner, the entire creative and production team, and our tremendous partnership with AMC. We’re all working to ensure that the series will have the kind of powerful send-off it so richly deserves.”
The first half of the final season of Mad Men will premiere on AMC this spring.
Since the series premiere in 2007, “Mad Men” has become one of television’s most honored shows. The show has earned six Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Drama Series leading to four wins for Outstanding Drama Series. Additional honors for the series includes: three Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Drama Series; a Peabody Award; three Producers Guild Awards; four Writers Guild Awards; two BAFTA Awards; five Television Critics Association Awards including Program of the Year, and being named five years running to AFI’s Top 10 Outstanding Television Programs.
The show stars Jon Hamm, January Jones, Vincent Karthheiser, Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Aaron Staton, Rich Somm
Christina Hendricks attended other two fashion shows on September 10: Jenny Packham and Wes Gordon. She looked gorgeous on both occasions!
 Public Appearances > 2013 > September 10: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 – Wes Gordon
 Public Appearances > 2013 > September 10: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 – Jenny Packham