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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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Christina Hendricks is in New York right now attending various presentations during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014. She was spotted front row and backstage at Christian Siriano, Zac Posen and Carolina Herrera fashion shows.
 Public Appearances > 2013 > September 7: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 – Christian Siriano
 Public Appearances > 2013 > September 8: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 – Zac Posen
 Public Appearances > 2013 > September 9: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 – Carolina Herrera
Geoffrey Arend and Christina Hendricks know what it takes to keep a marriage of two actors going, at least for them.
“We’ve been very lucky so far,” ABC “Body of Proof” co-star Arend tells Zap2it about his union with AMC “Mad Men” regular Hendricks. “We’ve been working in the same city [Los Angeles], where a lot of times, you get split. When we got married, the day after, we both left to go to different places for movie jobs. I went to Toronto and she went to Atlanta.
“We didn’t see each other for two-and-a-half weeks. That kind of thing happens sometimes, but we have a two-week rule. Two weeks can’t go by without us seeing each other, and that’s helpful for the mind and heart. Also, we just got a new puppy, so that’s been keeping us home quite a bit. It’s like having a baby.”
The Season 3 episodes of “Body of Proof” — which began airing Tuesday (Feb. 19) with Arend back as pathologist Ethan — have been completed, while Hendricks is continuing filming as 1960s ad-agency partner Joan in the seventh season of “Mad Men” that debuts Sunday, April 7.
“The first season of each of our shows, we would at times pick up the other’s scripts and take a glance,” Arend reports, “but now, we really don’t. Honestly, after the first couple, I stopped reading the scripts for ‘Mad Men.’ It’s just such a joy to watch when it’s fully realized on the screen, I don’t want to spoil anything for myself.”
Hendricks guest-starred in an early episode of “Body of Proof,” and though he says he’d love to have her on the show again, Arend isn’t sure that’s in the cards.
“She’s got so much stuff going on right now, I honestly don’t think we could get her,” he muses. “She’s doing a movie with Ryan Gosling that he’s also directing (‘How to Catch a Monster’), then she has another one that sounds like a dream job. And, of course, she’s finishing out ‘Mad Men’ for the new season, so there really isn’t any time. Maybe if we get a Season 4 pick-up, she’ll come back.”
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.
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. I wear it pretty much every day.
Last fan encounter
I was at Disneyland last week. They take those photos of you screaming on a roller coaster, then post them at the end. Someone went up and took a picture of mine looking absolutely ridiculous with my hair in the air. I was like, “Oh, no! That’s so awkward!”
Last guilty pleasure
I’ve never been into fried chicken before, but Geoffrey is now brining the chicken, smoking it, then frying it all at home. It’s like a whole different dish. I took two big ol’ wonderful pieces.
Last injury sustained
I was walking down the stairs in footie pajamas and slipped. I bounced down and had bruises from my bum down to my ankle. It was really painful and really unattractive.
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 Actress In A Drama Series.
“Mad Men” began as a show that seemed nostalgic for a fading age of masculine power and privilege; it has increasingly become a study of women asserting their clout in the boardroom and the bedroom.
Beyond “Mad Men,” Hendricks has a full plate of projects including “God’s Pocket” (written and directed by her “Mad Men” co-star John Slattery) and “How to Catch a Monster,” directed by actor Ryan Gosling.
Shortly after today’s Emmy nominations were announced, the actress called up Speakeasy for a chat.
What are your thoughts about this latest Emmy nomination?
It’s amazing. It’s season six for us, so it’s so incredible people keep watching the show and they’re just as excited as they ever were. We wrapped the last episode in season six awhile ago, so the nomination is a nice reminder of the work that we’ve done and that everyone contributed. After the show wrapped we all ran away and did our own things. It’s nice to be brought home again.
What are your thoughts about the changing power relationship between men and women on the show?
I think it’s inevitable. ["Mad Men" creator] Matt [Weiner] is telling the story of changing times. It’s a decade when things are really shifting and very powerful things are happening for women. What I love about “Mad Men” is that there are many different female characters and it’s up to us to represent different kinds of women.
How are you feeling going into this final season of “Mad Men”?
The anticipation of it all ending is just kind of heartbreaking. We are all going to try to enjoy the final season as much as possible. It will be the most emotional.
You’ve played Joan for six seasons. How do you get a long-running character out of your system?
You might have to call me back in a year and a half! We were discussing that last night. Do you let yourself have some time to let it all go, or do you throw yourself into other work so you don’t sit around and wallow? I don’t know. Read full article »
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 on the dot with wet hair, I throw my purse in my trailer and go straight into hair and makeup.
My dream guest star gig: I want to be on all of them because I’ll be unemployed in a year, so put that out there! I want to be on Homeland because I love the suspense of it, but I also want to be on Game of Thrones. I want to wear pelts and horns and ride around on horseback.
If I weren’t an actress, I would be: I think I would make a great florist.
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 and seeing that it’s worked for her too.
Q: Did you ever imagine that Joan would become a partner? How does it feel?
A: It was very exciting… But as she should be. As she should be. She’s been there a long time, and she’s incredibly capable. And I think she knows what’s going on there probably more than anyone.
Q: Do you feel like there were clues in Joan’s life leading up to the way she handled the Jaguar situation? Did her decision surprise you?
A: There were moments throughout the past seasons where you see her excel at something, and it gets taken away from her, quite simply because she’s a woman or that wasn’t her position… I think she just reached a point where she wants to take care of her family. She wants to make sure her son is provided for. And she’s protecting herself and she knows she deserves it, and sadly that was her only option to get her there… I wasn’t surprised.
Q: How have you handled fan reactions to the episode? Read full article »
Christina Hendricks, the ravishing redhead that set America’s heart ablaze with her role as Joan Harris on AMC’s “Mad Men,” slept through the news of her Emmy nomination Thursday.
“I just found out about 10 minutes ago,” Hendricks said by phone from New York City. “I went to see a play last night and I turned my phone on silent — so I took the luxury of sleeping in until noon. So I’m exactly where I was when I heard: in bed.”
She’s only in New York for a few more days because her work will soon be done on co-star John Slattery‘s directorial debut, “God’s Pocket,” which also stars Philip Seymour Hoffman.
“He’s amazing,” Hendricks says of Slattery, who plays Roger Sterling on “Mad Men.” “But I’m almost done and I get to come home. I’m ready for a staycation.”
What is it about “Mad Men” that keeps devoted audiences coming back year after year?
“I think it’s the writing. It’s extraordinary — since season one it’s been consistently extraordinary and groundbreaking,” Hendricks said. “And Matt Weiner writes such rich characters. People continue to connect with them, even after six seasons.”
That’s certainly true of Hendricks‘ character.
“I think people are very fond of Joan because she’s a survivor, and she’s strong and competent and smart,” Hendricks said. “People really root for her, and she says the things that people wish they could say. And the things that she says are incredibly surprising and satisfying.”
ICM Partners has signed Christina Hendricks, best known for her 3-time Emmy-nominated role on the AMC series Mad Men.
She has been making a lot of headway in features as well. She recently starred in the Nicolas Winding Refn-directed Drive, I Don’t Know How She Does It, Life As We Know It, Detachment and Struck By Lightning. Hendricks was most recently seen in the Sally Potter-directed Ginger And Rosa, which premiered at Toronto, and she’ll next be seen opposite Emily Mortimer in Leonie, which opens this weekend. When Mad Men wraps in April, she will play the female lead of Drive co-star Ryan Gosling’s directing debut, How To Catch A Monster, and she’s attached to star in the John Slattery-directed God’s Pocket opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman.
She continues to be managed by Kritzer Levine Wilkins Griffin Nilon Entertainment.
Tom Hiddleston delivered an impromptu rendition of The Jungle Book song ‘The Bare Necessities’ at Disney’s D23 event yesterday (August 9).
The Thor and Avengers star performed a few lines of the classic tune, originally sung by Baloo and Mowgli in the 1967 animated film, during the D23 announcement of movie The Pirate Fairy.
Hiddleston will voice a young Captain Hook in the Peter Pan prequel, while Mad Men‘s Christina Hendricks will lend her vocals to the character of Zarina.
Hendricks and Pirate Fairy director Peggy Holmes both danced alongside Hiddleston during his performance of ‘Bare Necessities’ at the Anaheim convention centre.
“The Pirate Fairy” will make its way out onto U.S. theaters in spring 2014.