Admiring Christina Hendricks


Christina Hendricks On “The View”: ‘Facebook Drives Me Crazy’

Christina Hendricks was on “The View” yesterday (July 22) to talk about her role on Mad Men.

“It’s my dream job. You can’t ask for better material.”

She said she found her own nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series as unexpected.

“It was a huge surprise.  It was 5:30 in the morning, and my publicist called me saying, ‘You’re nominated,'” Hendricks recalled.  “I said I knew the show was nominated.  She was like, ‘No, you too, bozo!’  I was really surprised and excited.”

“Mad Men” co-star Elisabeth Moss was also nominated in the same category for her role as secretary-turned-copywriter Peggy Olson.  Elisabeth Hasselback wondered if there’s any friendly rivalry between Hendricks and Moss. Christina said there isn’t.

“From the very first episode, we’ve worked together,” Hendricks responded.  “She’s a sister to me.”

Comedienne and “View” guest host Alexandra Wentworth told Hendricks she’s Wentworth’s girl crush: “Both men and women love you,” Wentworth said.

“She’s a fun character,” Hendricks said of the self-assured queen bee Joan.  “She’s sassy; kinda mean, but in a way that you like.  It’s rare to see a character act so badly sometimes, but you still want the best for her.”

Whoopi Goldberg brought up the article Hendricks recently wrote for Esquire magazine, titled “A Letter to Men.”  In the piece, Hendricks mentions that “no man should be on Facebook.”

“Facebook drives me crazy,” Hendricks said.  “You go on a first date now, and then check someone’s status.  You see what they’re doing every day.  There’s no mystery anymore.”

She also said that it’s harder to naturally grow apart from people in your distant past.

“Why am I not friends with you on Facebook?  Because I stopped being friends with you fifteen years ago,” Hendricks joked.

“We want you to drink Scotch” was another piece of advice Hendricks offered men in her article.

“I think it’s very sexy,” Hendricks said.  “My husband drinks it.”

You can watch the whole episode on the Abc site.