JANUARY JONES AS … PEGGY? Casting for the pilot begins in 2006. Weiner and AMC agree on hiring unknown actors. Christina Hendricks (Joan Holloway) I was up for another pilot, and I chose Mad Men. The [agency I was with] was like, “It’s on AMC, it’s a period piece, it’s never going to go. Are you crazy? You’re not going to make money for us …” I thought it was
BERLIN– Keanu Reeves and Christina Hendricks have joined the cast of Nicolas Winding Refn’s “The Neon Demon,” the subversive female-driven horror tale that marks Danish helmer’s follow-up to “Only God Forgives.” Sold and financed by Gaumont and Wild Bunch, “The Neon Demon” stars Elle Fanning (“Super 8″). Abbey Lee (“Drive”), Jena Malone (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1″), and Bella Heathcote (“Beneath Hill 60″) round out the eclectic cast of up-and-coming actresses. Refn’s partner,
Christina Hendricks is arguably the most famous redhead in Hollywood, but that wasn’t always the case. She started her career as a blonde — until she nabbed a fateful modeling gig at 19. “Clairol took me red, and I was absolutely thrilled. I loved it so much, I still actually have the picture from the shoot,” she says. “I went back to my agency and said ‘I’m staying red, this
Musings about muse Christina Hendricks “The skin, the smile, the spirit, the body, the hair, the color. Everything,” says Westwood, who has known Hendricks since she was the face of her Palladium jewelry collection three years ago. “To look at, she’s very special. She’s like a rose in full bloom. She’s absolutely gorgeous.” Of the designer, who is married to Andreas Kronthaler, 48, also her creative director, Hendricks
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.
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
Last song I sang I was singing “At Last” by Etta James this morning. My husband [Geoffrey Arend, 35] and I sing a lot at home. We just make up songs. It’s sort of like living in a musical. Last splurge I treated myself to an Alexander McQueen cape. I went into the shop intending to court a pair of pants, [but] I walked out with something way more extravagant.
Many fans of “Mad Men” have no idea how they’ll cope after the show wraps up its seventh and supposedly final season. Actress Christina Hendricks, who today picked up her fourth Emmy nomination for her role as Joan on the AMC period drama, doesn’t quite know how she’ll handle the end of the show either. “It’s something we all have to deal with,” says Hendricks, who is up for Outstanding Supporting
Christina Hendricks Supporting Actress, Drama Mad Men (AMC) The thing I need most to play Joan: It’s a layered effect, but once the hair is up and you zip up that last tight skirt, it solidifies things. The tight skirt and the updo really do it. The first thing I do on set: I have it timed out: I live six minutes from work, so every day I show up
In this interview, Christina Hendricks (Joan Harris on AMC’s Mad Men) talks about exploring her character’s personal life and a defining moment. Q: Peggy quit SCDP and Joan’s a partner. What do you think they’ve learned from each other? A: Both of these women are saying, “I’ve worked really hard and I deserve this. And I’m going to take it.” And I think Joan has learned a lot from watching Peggy