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Christina Hendricks Talks Gaming, Texting and her Android with Talking Your Tech

6 December 2011 Leave a comment

Christina Hendricks on Granting Wishes and Wonder Woman from NYMag

14 September 2011 Leave a comment

Christina Hendricks on Granting Wishes and All That Wonder Woman Talk


I Don’t Know How She Does It is about all the responsibilities that a modern-day working woman has to juggle, and nobody knows that sort of thing better than Christina Hendricks, who’s been busy promoting her co-starring roles in I Don’t Know How and Drive, which are both out this Friday. She’s also got plenty more on her plate since the fifth season of Mad Men just started shooting, and Hendricks segued to that immediately after finishing up a part in the comedy Struck by Lightning, which was scripted by Glee‘s Chris Colfer. Luckily, Vulture found some time to chat with Hendricks last night at the I Don’t Know How premiere, where she filled us in on her sweet Emmy plans.

The director of I Don’t Know How She Does It said that he cast you in this role because he knew you could bring a real warmth to it.
It’s certainly different from what I do most of the year, which is play Joan on Mad Men, and it’s a romantic comedy, and she’s the best friend, and it has this sense of humor throughout. And it was nice and refreshing to do modern day, so it was a no-brainer for me.

Did you have any idea this would come out the same weekend as Drive? They’re such different roles.
Completely different movies, completely different characters, yes. I had no idea. I finished Mad Men, and maybe within the month I finished Drive, and then a month went by, and then I did this. To be honest, the real reason I did Drive was because of Nicolas Winding Refn, the director. I had seen Bronson and I was floored by it, and I said, “I want to work with this guy. I don’t care what it is.” And this is a smaller role, but I just wanted to be part of what he was doing, and it’s an instrumental role, and I think it’s really different than anything else I’ve ever done, and an opportunity to work with Ryan [Gosling] … there were so many reasons to do it. And I love that I actually have these coming out on the same night, on the opposite end of the spectrum of movies, both enjoyable in completely different ways.

A lot of people are talking about the atmosphere and the music for Drive.
I know, isn’t it good? When we were shooting, Ryan would run bands by me: “Do you like this? Do you like this?” But I didn’t hear the full soundtrack until later, and then I immediately downloaded all the songs. Actually, I’ve just moved into a house, so it’s my unpacking music.

Nicolas is a big fan of yours as well. He really wants you for Wonder Woman. Would you do it?
Sure! I grew up on the TV show, and I had Wonder Woman Underoos, and my brother had a Wonder Woman doll — sorry, Aaron, you’re exposed. [Giggles.] And Nicolas said, when we were on set, “I want you to be Wonder Woman.” And I think he is such an extraordinary and exceptional director, that if he asked me to do it, I would do it in a heartbeat.

Funny enough, when Joss Whedon was going to direct Wonder Woman, you were one of the people he was considering … so you’ve got two directors who think you’re right for the role.
I’d like to think that Joss would have cast me! I also loved working with Joss [on Firefly]. I’m excited to see what he does with The Avengers. Hopefully the stars would align [for Wonder Woman]. It would be really fun. It would be cool, wouldn’t it? I’d get to kick ass.

The original Wonder Woman comics were all about sexual metaphors, because William Moulton Marston, the guy who created her, was trying to make Wonder Woman a combo of his wife and his lover, and the lasso representing their BDSM and whatnot.
Ah! Right. That makes sense now.

Would you want your Wonder Woman to be that kind of dark, sexually liberated character? Bring back the bondage?
Well, I would certainly do what Nicolas wanted to do, and I can only guess what his version would be, but as I grew up with and am now married to a comic book fan, I think it’s important to be true to the original comic books, because I know that the fans love every detail and it’s very important to them. So I think it would be cool to do that. I look forward to learning more about it, actually. I should probably start reading them, so that if someone were to ask me [to be in the movie], I would be fully prepared. [Grins.]

And you’re doing Struck by Lightning now?
I actually already finished it. Chris [Colfer] wrote this really great script, I think it’s really cool, he’s so talented. My character is completely different than this character, completely different from the Drive character; she comes across as judging and prissy and a little bit sheltered, and ends up having to deal with things she wasn’t expecting in her life. I was really honored and proud to be a part of it. Chris is doing some really great stuff, so I was honored to be in his first movie. He can do anything. He’s amazing.

Looking forward to the Emmys?
Yeah, I am! I’m actually bringing a date. I’m an ambassador for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and one of the children, his wish was to go to the Emmys, so he’s going to be my date, along with my husband, and my dad and his girlfriend. So we’re going to have a really fun night and it’s going to be really exciting. I’m really excited for him to experience that.

How old is he?
He’s 19. You got to assume that if you want to go to the Emmys, you’re probably a little bit older, and Make-A-Wish goes up to that age, so yeah. I’m really excited.

Original Interview at NYMag


Christina Hendricks in Drive (Trailer)

17 August 2011 Leave a comment

Christina HendricksChristina Hendricks stars alongside Ryan Gosling in action movie Drive (not to be confused with Tim Minear’s short lived TV series of the same name). The film tells the story of “A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman [who] discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.”

The film is due for release in September and you can watch the trailer here.


Christina Hendricks Cast in Struck By Lightening

27 July 2011 Leave a comment

Christina HendricksChristina Hendricks has been cast in “Struck By Lightening”, written by and starring Chris Colfer. The “coming-of-age comedy” tells the story, in flashbacks, of a high school student blackmailed his fellow students into contributing to a literary magazine.  The film is set for a 2012 release.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Everyday Health Interviews Christina Hendricks

19 July 2011 Leave a comment

Christina Hendricks’ Six Secrets to Staying Healthy, Fit, and Sexily Confident

As voluptuous Joan Holloway on ‘Mad Men,’ Hendricks embodies calm professionalism. But how does she stay self-assured in the face of constant Hollywood scrutiny? Turns out it’s a mix of Indian food, salsa lessons, and a simple childhood lesson she learned from her mother.

As a child growing up in Twin Falls, Idaho, Christina Hendricks knew of at least one four-letter “F” word that was off-limits. (No, not that one.)

Raised in an extremely supportive home, Hendricks knew not to utter the word “fail.” The actress, who most notably plays sassy, sexy secretary Joan Harris (née Holloway) on AMC’s hit drama Mad Men, says that her parents instilled in her and her brother a fearless attitude and an open mind.

“My mom never thought there was anything we couldn’t do. If we wanted to do it, she’d say, ‘Well, let’s figure out how to do that,’ whether it was dance or theater,” Hendricks says. If an experience didn’t turn out as successfully as her kids hoped, Mama Hendricks would spin it as a lesson to learn from — instead of a failure to dwell on.

Hendricks, who has teamed up with the maker of the eyelash-lengthening drug Latisse to help raise donations for the Make-a-Wish Foundation through, believes that her mom’s can-do spirit helped build her own red-carpet confidence today. And she wishes more women would adopt such an outlook in their own lives — and maybe even take a cue from the one and only Ms. Holloway.

“Joan is an inspirational character,” Hendricks says. “People are really supportive of her, I think, because she’s sort of a survivor. She gets knocked down and she gets right back up again.”

But lest you think Hendricks has it all figured out, she’s the first to admit her health and happiness are always works in progress. “I’m constantly trying to learn how to be healthier and take tips from people,” she says. “You have to remind yourself all the time.” Here’s some of the best advice she’s taken to heart:

  1. Exercise with a buddy. Although Hendricks says that she’s not a gym rat at heart, scheduling training sessions with her husband, actor Geoffrey Arend, provides good incentive. “We try to work out together because it makes it so much more fun — and it makes the time go by quickly,” she says.
  2. Get comfortable in the kitchen. “I love food, and I love to cook,” she unabashedly admits. “One of my favorite meals is Indian food. It’s a bit more time-consuming because you have to roast the spices, but it makes your house smell heavenly.” But when it’s time for comfort food, she digs into spaghetti and red sauce. “It’s always comforting to me. It’s simple and you know what you’re getting,” she says.
  3. Break out of your workout rut. “I’m really into my Bosu ball right now. They’re kind of fun,” she says. Hendricks credits her dancing background for her natural ability on the ball. “I have good balance, so I feel like I’m good at it,” she says. Hendricks also keeps kettlebells around her house so she can squeeze in a strength workout when she has time. “I keep [them] right next to the bed, so I can run my bath water, do a set, and then do something else, and then come back and do another set,” she says.
  4. Save your face. Hendricks’ glowy porcelain skin is every bit as enviable up close as it is on screen, but the actress works hard to take good care of her creamy complexion. “I wear sunscreen every day,” she says. “I’m conscientious, but I’m not paranoid about it. If I sit by a pool, I’ll wear a sunhat.” She also keeps a regular skincare routine and uses Shu Uemura cleansing oil (“It doesn’t dry me out.”) and Remède facial moisturizer.
  5. Dance every day. After singing and dancing for her role in the musical Company at New York City’s Lincoln Center this past spring, Hendricks has been trying to keep her love of dancing front and center. “It’s an excellent way for me to exercise and not even know that I am,” she says. Hendricks and Arend recently began taking salsa lessons — and they also love having a good old-fashioned dance party in their house. Among her favorites to groove to right now are Arcade Fire’s latest album, The Suburbs, and Florence and the Machine’s Lungs.
  6. Have self check-in’s. As a true believer in moderation in everything — from food to fitness to shopping — Hendricks says that maintaining her health really comes down to self-awareness. “We’re all really busy people and it’s hard sometimes to eat the right foods or drink the right thing or put the sunscreen on,” she explains. “We just have to constantly check in and gauge and moderate ourselves.”

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Christina Hendriks in I Don’t Know How She Does It (trailer)

1 June 2011 Leave a comment

Christina HendricksChristina Hendricks stars alongside Sarah Jessica Parker in I Don’t Know How She Does It.  You can watch the trailer at Yahoo! Movies

Christina Hendriks and Marc BLucas to Guest in Body of Proof

7 April 2011 Leave a comment

Christina HendricksChristina Hendricks and Marc Blucas will guest star in episode 5 of ABC’s Body of Proof which stars her real life husband Geoffrey Arend.

The episode, entitled, Dead Man Walking, revolves around solving the murder of the beautiful Jessica Archer who just happens to have an equally beautiful identical twin sister, Karen (Christina). Marc plays the victim’s doctor who is a suspect.

The press releases for the episode, to be aired on 19th April as follows:

Hendricks portrays Karen Archer, the identical twin of a beautiful corpse, Jessica, whose mysterious death keeps Ethan and Curtis guessing. As Ethan’s personal interest in this case deepens, Curtis begins questioning Ethan’s motives. Meanwhile, Megan faces old demons when she visits her former boss at the hospital where she used to practice. A patient has died after recent surgery. Was it murder or malpractice?

Source: Spoiler TV



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