Christina Hendricks Talks to ‘Health’ Magazine About Body Image and Bloggers

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The ever-gorgeous Christina “Joan Holloway” Hendricks is on the cover of the new issue of Health magazine. Here are a couple of choice quotes from her profile. As usual, all anyone wants to talk to her about is how she looks. Maybe it’s because she’s not allowed to give out Mad Men spoilers?

  • Regarding the New York Times’ slam of Hendricks (“You don’t put a big girl in a big dress”): “I made the grave mistake after one awards show of reading comments online about what I wore, and I was like, ‘Oh my God, people are so mean!’ I still remember all those negative comments, despite all the wonderful positivity. That’s why we’re all in therapy!”
  • “I get kind of bored on the treadmill, but I do it. And I do a little bit of weight training. I’m really into the BOSU ball. You have to balance on it, and I do weights and squats on it. I’m pretty good at it — I feel sort of like a Karate Kid!”
  • “About how Hollywood body standards are constantly shifting: “It’s such a compliment, because of all those times I had agents who were like, “You have to lose some weight,” and all of a sudden, people are celebrating it.”
  • “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.”
  • “I like salty, creamy foods. I could sit down with a bag of chips and French onion dip and go to town! That would be on my last-supper list. But I discovered that dry French onion soup mix in nonfat yogurt tastes just as good. It really does!”
  • “My parents didn’t exercise, so it was not something I saw was good for you or fun. I wish I had grown up knowing to do that. And my mother—she’ll admit it—hated vegetables, so when we had them, they were always canned or cooked within an inch of their lives.”

This is great and all, but I need to know if Roger and Joan end up together someday.

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