Christina Hendricks is the cover star of this month’s Health magazine — a glossy which typically doesn’t fall under our style perusal purview. But like the rest of the
world internet, we have an undying and, frankly, borderline obsessive love for the flame-haired actress who plays everyone’s favorite bitch, Joan Holloway on AMC’s Mad Men.
Health opens the interview (it’s one of the first five questions) by asking how Hendricks feels about the internet’s fascination with her cup size. Apparently it’s the third most searched for topic under her name. (It’s probably worth mentioning that not-so-coincidentally, “Christina Hendricks Measurements” and “Christina Hendricks Cup Size” are two of the current top 10 Google trends. Her name alone was on the list when I first started typing this, but has since fallen off. Boobs! They have staying power.) Anyway! Hendricks responded, “It’s weird, but it doesn’t surprise me.”
Good answer. What does surprise her, however, is the amount of negativity which she found online after a recent awards show. We’re going to go ahead and assume it was the peach Christian Siriano number causing all the critical kerfuffle — you know, the one that caused Cathy Horyn to offer up the friendly adage, via a “stylist” friend of hers, “You don’t put a big girl in a big dress.” Oof.
What is awesome about the interview is Hendricks’ totally laid-back attitude to the strum und drang around her curves. We’ll leave you with this exchange:
Q: What is your best advice for reaching total body confidence? Do you have it?
A: I guess my mom raised me right. She was very celebratory of her body. I never heard her once say, “I feel fat.” Back when I was modeling, the first time I went to Italy I was having cappuccinos every day, and I gained 15 pounds. And I felt gorgeous! I would take my clothes off in front of the mirror and be like, Oh, I look like a woman. And I felt beautiful, and I never tried to lose it, ’cause I loved it. [Laughs.]