Christina Hendricks has recalled the way people preferred to focus on her ‘bra’ during her time on Mad Men (Picture: Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock)
Christina Hendricks famously played Joan Holloway during Mad Men’s successful run, however, the star was disappointed by the fact people only ever wanted to talk about her body instead of her work.
The 46-year-old actress called out the way she was treated during her time on the show, as she spoke out about sexism in the entertainment industry during a recent interview.
Speaking to The Guardian about the fixation on her figure during her breakout role, Christian explained: ‘There certainly was a time when we were very critically acclaimed, and getting a lot of attention for our very good work and our very hard work, and everyone just wanted to ask me about my bra.’
The star also discussed sexism and harassment in the industry after the Me Too movement, stating that she doesn’t know ‘one model or actor’ who managed to escape the issue.
The Good Girls star candidly detailed her personal experience as she added: ‘I have had moments – not on Mad Men; on other things – where people have tried to take advantage of me, use my body in a way I wasn’t comfortable with, persuade me or coerce me or professionally shame me.’
Mad Men, which followed the tangled lives of staff at a 1960s Manhattan advertising agency, featured stars including Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, January Jones and John Slattery.
The actress called out the fixation on her figure at a time when her show was getting critical acclaim (Picture: Jen Lowery / MEGA)
Fans watched Christina grace the Sterling Cooper offices as Joan from 2007-2015, as the character went up the ranks from office manager to starting her own film production company.
Speaking to Metro.co.uk about what happened next for her character, the American Woman star stated: ‘I think about Joan several times a week, I love Joan and I miss Joan.’
‘I’d like to think Joan was happy raising her son and found some fulfilment artistically and professionally, she’s well on her way to starting her own business.’
‘I’d like to think she did quite well and she’s enjoying life,’ she mused.
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