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.”

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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.

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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.

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The Pirate Fairy” will make its way out onto U.S. theaters in spring 2014.

 

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 The story of two girls learning about the world and themselves in the 1960s will soon be available for home viewing July 23. “Ginger & Rosa,” starring Elle Fanning and newcomer Alice Englert, will be available on DVD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The coming-of-age film, which has been an official selection of the New York, Toronto and Telluride Film Festivals, also stars Christina Hendricks, Annette Bening, Oliver Platt and Alessandro Nivola.

If you aren’t familiar with “Ginger & Rosa,” here’s what you can expect:

“Two teenage girls – Ginger (Fanning) and Rosa (Englert) – are inseparable; they play truant together, discuss religion, politics and hairstyles, and dream of lives bigger than their mothers’ frustrated domesticity. But, as the Cold War meets the sexual revolution and the threat of nuclear holocaust escalates, the lifelong friendship of the two girls is shattered by the clash of desire and the determination to grow up.”

Ginger & Rosa” will come with deleted scenes, cast interviews, an audio commentary with writer/director Sally Potter and two behind-the-scenes featurettes. The DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.

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Christina Hendricks joined co-star Tom Hiddleston at Disney’s D23 Expo to introduce their forthcoming animated film, “The Pirate Fairy,” which takes the pair inside Tinkerbell’s world of Pixie Hollow.
As for whether Hendricks plays a naughty or a nice fairy, she tells Zap2it, “I’m a ‘curious’ fairy. And I’m a spunky, scrappy fairy.” The “Mad Men” star says her Disney character Zarina “wants to sort of broaden her horizons, and gets in a little trouble … and turns into a pirate.”
Hiddleston, who plays a cabin boy destined to become the legendary Captain Hook, gave us a sneak peek at his singing chops since he performs a “swashbuckling pirate song” in the film. And Hendricks says she also dabbles in a bit of song — keeping it in the Disney family, of course. “I still find myself singing ‘Little Mermaid’ songs at home,” she says.
“Pirate Fairy’s” director, Peggy Holmes, says Hendricks has all the qualities necessary for the role of Zarina. “Look, we’re creating a pirate fairy,” Holmes tells Zap2it. “It’s never been done before. And she needed to be tough, but vulnerable. … The first time [Hendricks] spoke, at the first record, we were like, ‘Oh, there’s our pirate fairy.’”
Another film Hendricks recently completed is “How To Catch a Monster,” Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut. Hendricks says “it was amazing” working with the first time director. “He’s absolutely incredible,” she boasts of Gosling. “And I have to say it was probably one of the most creative projects I’ve ever gotten to work on.”
So, no rookie mistakes on Gosling‘s first tome out? Apparently not. “He was cool as a cucumber, that guy,” says Hendricks. “He knew exactly what he was doing.”
“The Pirate Fairy” is due in theaters March 3, 2014. “How To Catch a Monster” is also expected next year.
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Warner Bros. has picked up the US rights to Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, ‘How To Catch A Monster’. Warner is reported to have acquired the thriller for a minimum of $3 million, give or take, ahead of the film’s debut at Cannes Film Festival. Gosling penned the fantasy script that follows a “single mother is swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town,” according to IMDb.

How To Catch A Monster’ includes a cast line-up of Christina Hendricks who is best known for her role in ‘Mad Men’. She previously worked with Gosling in ‘Drive’. Saoirse Ronan (Hanna), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Rob Zabrecky (After the Triumph of Your Birth), and Gosling’s ‘Place Beyond the Pines’ co-stars Ben Mendelsohn (The Place Beyond the Pines) and Eva Mendes (The Other Guys), are also on board the actor’s first film. Gosling is currently filming in Detroit near the Masonic Temple with plenty of set pictures now hitting the web.

While Gosling isn’t saying too much about the film and what fans are in store for, Doctor Who’s Matt Smith has said Monsters has “a wonderful Lynch-ian quality to it.” Smith also spoke about how he was cast in the fantasy feature. “I was in New York and I was about to fly back, and then I got a phone call saying Ryan wanted to meet me and come over. So I read his film and I thought it was brilliant. And then I auditioned and we spent about four hours together doing some stuff, and he filmed it on his iPhone. And that was it. And now I’m going off to shoot it in a couple of weeks.”

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For the sixth installment of the little sprite’s solo adventures, Tinker Bell is getting a new hook.

Zarina, the newest fairy in Pixie Hollow, will be voiced by the voluptuous Christina Hendricks, playing a seafaring, smart, swashbuckling fairy who creates a new type of Pixie Dust that gives her the power of all the other fairies’ talents. Tinker Bell (again voiced by Parenthood‘s Mae Whitman) must find a way to return things to normal.

Zarina also keeps some sinister company.

Disneytoon Studio’s latest Tinker Bell movie, The Pirate Fairy, turns the community of Pixie Hollow on its head when dust-keeper fairy Zarina snatches the Hollow’s essential Blue Pixie Dust (insert your own Breaking Bad joke here, please) — and joins the pirates of Skull Rock. Read full article »

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Christina Hendricks attended the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Performers Peer Group Cocktail Reception to celebrate the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Sheraton Universal in Universal City, California last night (August 19).

 

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Mad Men” star Christina Hendricks will star in the ’70s drama “Measure Of A Man.” Directed by Terry Loane and penned by David Scearce, the coming-of-age tale will follow “a bullied teen (Riley Griffiths) negotiating the challenging path to manhood under the guidance of a reclusive Wall Street executive who gives him a summer job.”

Hendricks, nominated for an Emmy last year for her role on AMC’s Mad Men, will play the boy’s mother, who is undergoing marital woes sparked by her fierce independence and a new career path. Production is expected to begin this summer in Connecticut and New York. Deadline previously reported that The Fosters’ Madisen Beaty had joined the film.

Hendricks, repped by ICM and Kritzer Levine WIlkins Griffin Nilon Entertainment, next shoots God’s Pocket being directed by her Mad Men co-star John Slattery. Philip Seymour Hoffman,Richard Jenkins, and John Turturro co-star in that one, based on the Pete Dexter novel. Her recent credits also include Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut How To Catch A Monster, which Warner Bros picked up just before Cannes.

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