“Mad Men’s” Christina Hendricks: Women, Gay Men “Hit on Me”

By DANIEL MACHT
|  Wednesday, Oct 6, 2010  |  Updated 2:16 PM PDT
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Christina Hendricks drives everyone mad.

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Christina Hendricks drives everyone mad.

In the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar, the “Mad Men” star reveals that her hubby Geoffrey Arend finds it “odd that so many women hit on me.”

Hendricks also says that she’s flattered to have become a sex symbol to gay men since bringing her signature Joan walk to AMC’s hit show.

“They say to me, ‘Well, I'm not straight, but if I was…,’” she says.

Hendricks says she’s come to appreciate all the positive attention she’s received over her figure, but was surprised “because it wasn’t something I was focused on.”

In the interview, she recounts dining with Arend during “Mad Men’s” first season when a woman approached her table.

"'Excuse me, I just want to tell you that I watch your show, and you make me feel better about myself,” she recalls the woman saying. “I am a curvy woman, and you've made me feel sexy and beautiful.' I got teary eyed."

While growing up, Hendricks’ “voluptuous and curvy” mother never made diets a “big deal” or told her to watch her weight, she says.

Despite having a healthy body image, Hendricks still said going through puberty was “depressing.”

"I was a dancer, but my body was changing,” she tells Harper’s Bazaar. “Then all of a sudden I started getting boobs and my body wasn't playing along with my game plan. It got depressing for a bit, because I desperately wanted to be a ballerina.”

Selected Reading: Harper’s Bazaar, US, USA Today

 


 

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