Christina Hendricks is famous for her curvaceous figure, but the “Mad Men” star apparently doesn’t want to talk about it anymore. According to reports, the actress recently got snippy with a reporter who repeatedly addressed her as a "full-figured woman," getting her publicist to ask her to rephrase the question.
Hendricks was not happy when she was called a “full-figured woman” by a journalist in a recent interview in Australia, where she was promoting Specsavers launch for Australia’s Most Stylish Spec Wearer.
The fashion editor for Sydney’s Sun-Herald newspaper, Kate Waterhouse, asked Hendricks, “You have been an inspiration as a full-figured woman. What is the most inspiring story that you can remember where you've inspired someone?” according to a report by Us magazine.
Hendricks, who seemed at a loss for words, started laughing awkwardly and said, “Um, I don’t know … I’m sorry.” The 37-year-old TV star then gestured at her PR representative to ask the journalist to change her question.
However, Waterhouse obviously didn’t take the hint and asked the same question again—“You've been known as an inspiration for women as being a full-figure”—before Hendricks interrupted, telling the journalist, “I mean … You just said it again.”
The interview continued, but Hendricks reportedly said at the end, off-camera, "I think calling me full-figured is just rude."
The fashion editor later apologized, insisting she didn’t understand the publicist’s request to discontinue asking the same question. She changed the subject expertly, asking the busty red-head about the event instead.
The interview has come as a surprise to many because the actress has long been vocal about her voluptuous figure. Although she’s best known for having one of Hollywood’s sexiest figures, Hendricks admitted to Glamour magazine this month that she is judged for her appearance at red-carpet events.
She told the publication, “You get everyone out there judging your dress and your hair and your lipstick, and you just think, ‘Let me get dressed up and go to a nice party. Why do you have to be so judgmental?’ But usually, once you're past the red carpet and you get inside, you have a nice time.”
However, Hendricks doesn’t worry much about her appearance once she is away from the media spotlight. The actress said that she concentrates on comfort when she’s on her own, adding, “I wear kaftans at home—they're comfortable but still feminine and pretty.”