Christina Hendricks: “Company” New York Premiere

Christina Hendricks was spotted at Stephen Sondheim’s The Company with the New York Philharmonic Premiere in Manhattan last night (June 8).

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Christina Hendricks: I’m Anxious to Get ‘Mad Men’ Back on the Air

Mad Men star Christina Hendricks is ready to get back to work. After a long hiatus due to a dispute between AMC and the show’s creator, Matthew Weiner, the Emmy-nominated actress is happy to report that the cast will be back on set next month.

Hendricks, 35, who plays office bombshell Joan Holloway, has kept busy while show negotiations took place behind the scenes. In addition to filming two new movies, I Don’t Know How She Does It with Sarah Jessica Parker, and Drive with Ryan Gosling and Carrie Mulligan, she’s also teamed up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and LATISSE to encourage women to help raise $500,000 so a wish can be granted in every Make-A-Wish chapter across the country.

The actress talked to Parade.com about getting back to the Mad Men set, and how her own childhood wish came true.

Heading back to the 1960s for season five.
“Yes, we’re going to get back to filming next month. We don’t have an exact date, but we’re all very anxious and excited. I want to get the show back on the air because I know lots of people are waiting!”

She had no doubt that the series would get back on track.
“I always had faith that everything was going to go fine. [Series creator] Matt Weiner is an incredible producer and writer and creator of our show. He’s very passionate about it and really held firm to what he wanted and what was best for the show. There wouldn’t be a show without him, so I knew it was going to work out. It just took a little while.”

Will both Christina (whose character learned she was pregnant during the season four finale) and co-star January Jones be sporting baby bumps this season?
“That’s a good question! I don’t know what’s going to happen yet. I know the writers are in the room working away and I’m going to go in and try to get some hints, but generally we don’t know what’s going to happen until we get that first script. So that makes me really excited to find out because I don’t even know.”

She didn’t expect her sex appeal to be a focus of Mad Men.
“When we did the pilot, that was not something that we discussed as a trait for Joan. This is something that’s developed as a combination of the costuming on the show, the hair and makeup, my portrayal of the role, and Matt’s writing. It all kind of came together and that became much more of a focus later. It was just something the audience brought attention to.”

She wants the attention on her talent, not her famous figure.
“I just have so many other things that I’m excited about. I’m really passionate about my acting and my career and the movies I’ve been working on.”
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Christina Hendricks kicks off the LATISSE® Wishes Challenge

Allergan, the maker of LATISSE® (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03%, announced today the launch of the 2011 LATISSE® Wishes Challenge. Inspired by the tradition of blowing on an eyelash to make wishes come true, the campaign is gaining momentum for the second year by rallying women in support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation®, a nonprofit organization dedicated to granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. LATISSE® user and Emmy-nominated actress Christina Hendricks is encouraging women to join her to help raise $500,000 so a wish can be granted in every Make-A-Wish® chapter across the country. LATISSE® is the first and only prescription treatment approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to grow lashes longer, fuller and darker for those with inadequate or not enough lashes (eyelash hypotrichosis).

Consumers can participate in the LATISSE® Wishes Challenge by donating a minimum of $20 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation through the campaign’s website, www.LatisseWishesChallenge.com. LATISSE® will double all donations up to $250,000 until November 30, 2011.

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Christina Hendricks Chats with “Fox & Friends”

Christina Hendricks was spotted at “Fox & Friends” Studios in New York City today (June 7). She looked fabulous in a fitted black top and a pair of high-waisted retro-style trousers as she strolled out onto the Manhattan streets.

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Christina Hendricks on Playing With the Boys

Christina Hendricks made a splash in the first episode of “Mad Men,” running the secretarial pool with a firm hand and a tight dress. Since then her character has been in and out of the ad world and in and out of bed with Roger Sterling (John Slattery), while Hendricks herself has won two SAG Awards as part of the show’s ensemble cast, and watched the show take home the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series three years running.  She also landed Esquire’s 2010 Sexiest Woman in the World designation in a vote of the magazines female readers

It’s been quite a while since you finished shooting your last season …
Seven, eight months? I think we wrapped in September or October.

You’ve been busy since then, haven’t you?
I did a movie called “Detachment,” and then I did “Drive,” and then I did a movie with Sarah Jessica Parker called “I Don’t Know How She Does It.” And I did Stephen Sondheim‘s “Company” at Lincoln Center, which was fun.  So yeah, I’ve been keeping real busy.

When do you start back on “Mad Men?”
It should be less than a month, I would think. Our writers are back, so that’s a good sign. But I saw Matt Weiner last night, and there’s still no definite day.

A few months ago, there was talk that Weiner might not return, and that he was being pressured to cut costs by trimming the cast substantially. Were you worried that he wouldn’t be back?
This show couldn’t be made without Matt Weiner. He is the show. So I knew that something would be figured out. I knew it would be.

Do you have any idea what’s in store for Joan next season?
I have one little hint of what might happen, and I can’t share it. It might go away. Sometimes he’ll give me a hint and that will end up changing. And I never say what those things are, because they might show up in a different season. Continue reading

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