Christina Hendricks for The Hollywood Reporter
Miss Christina gets the Hollywood Reporter cover, with “EMMYS 2012″ right next to her face. Looks like her publicist deserves a bonus.
Christina Hendricks covers the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter photographed by Joe Pugliese.
But that’s how you do it. She’s riding a wave right now, managing to become quite talked-about at the moment, even though she’s five years into the role. What better way to leverage that than a big, showy interview with accompanying gorgeous pictures. Nicely played, Team Hendricks.
Now, could someone from the team kidnap the stylist for this shoot and force him to dress her for her next red carpet appearance? Please?
On playing Joan: “I thought [she] was such a bitch [at first], and I struggled sometimes trying to make her as real as possible because I thought, who would be so mean? People always ask me if I’m worried about being pigeonholed as Joan, but there isn’t another character like her. The show takes place in the 1960s and has such a specific mood and quality to it.”
John Slattery on Christina: “People want to think because of how stunning she is that she’s just this torpedo, but she’s way more complicated than that. My first scene was walking in with Don Draper at the end of a scene in which she’s telling Peggy to, ‘Go home, take a paper bag, tear out two eye holes and put it over your head.’ I didn’t know what I was getting myself into until I saw her. It was that scene that kind of woke me up to the potential for this whole thing.”
Matthew Weiner on Joan: “She was not at all what I expected to cast. I thought Joan would be more like an Eve Arden type, that she would just be Peggy’s friend. Christina brought all of this power, sexuality and confidence, and I recognized this dynamic between her and Peggy. I thought, this is going to be interesting to see how this office works, especially since I had been so influenced by the books Sex and the Single Girl and The Feminine Mystique.”
[Photo Credit: Joe Pugliese for hollywoodreporter.com]