Christina Hendricks, the ravishing redhead that set America’s heart ablaze with her role as Joan Harris on AMC’s “Mad Men,” slept through the news of her Emmy nomination Thursday.
“I just found out about 10 minutes ago,” Hendrickssaid by phone from New York City. “I went to see a play last night and I turned my phone on silent — so I took the luxury of sleeping in until noon. So I’m exactly where I was when I heard: in bed.”
She’s only in New York for a few more days because her work will soon be done on co-star John Slattery‘s directorial debut, “God’s Pocket,” which also stars Philip Seymour Hoffman.
“He’s amazing,” Hendrickssays of Slattery, who plays Roger Sterling on “Mad Men.” “But I’m almost done and I get to come home. I’m ready for a staycation.”
What is it about “Mad Men” that keeps devoted audiences coming back year after year?
“I think it’s the writing. It’s extraordinary — since season one it’s been consistently extraordinary and groundbreaking,” Hendrickssaid. “And Matt Weiner writes such rich characters. People continue to connect with them, even after six seasons.”
That’s certainly true of Hendricks‘ character.
“I think people are very fond of Joan because she’s a survivor, and she’s strong and competent and smart,” Hendrickssaid. “People really root for her, and she says the things that people wish they could say. And the things that she says are incredibly surprising and satisfying.”
Christina Hendricks attended on Sunday evening (September 23) the 2012 Emmy Awards. She was nominated as Best Supporting Actress (Drama) but lost to Dame Maggie Smith from Downton Abbey. She also partecipated in the cold opening of the Emmys with Jimmy Kimmel and Lena Dunham, Kathy Bates, Zooey Deschanel, Connie Britton, Martha Plimpton, Mindy Kaling, Ryan Seacrest, Tom Bergeron, Jeff Probst, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Ellen DeGeneres.
Christina looked amazing in a custom Christian Siriano strapless belted trumpet gown, a Judith Leiber clutch and Lorraine Schwartz jewels including $1,850,000 earrings.
The 2012 Creative Arts Emmys will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Nokia Theatre, and the TV Academy announced today a slew of presenters.
Christina Hendricks and Matthew Weiner (Mad Men), Jennifer Morrison, Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis (Once Upon A Time), Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky (Web Therapy), Chris O’Donnell and Shane Brennan (NCIS: Los Angeles), Martha Plimpton and Greg Garcia (Raising Hope), Silas Weir Mitchell and Jim Kouf (Grimm), Morena Baccarin and Howard Gordon (Homeland), Frances Conroy and Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story)and Padma Lakshmi, Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz (Top Chef) will all be in attendance.
A week after the event tapes, an abbreviated presentation will air Sept. 22 at 8 p.m., the night before the Emmys, on Reelz Channel.
Christina Hendricks will be among the presenters for the 2nd annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards since she was one of the last year’s honorees. The Critics’ Choice Television Awards will take place on the evening of Monday, June 18th, at a gala awards dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.