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Red Hot Christina Hendricks Talks Curves and Catcalls in Harper's Bazaar

Christina Hendricks is a vision in red on the cover of November's Harper's Bazaar, and she's equally stunning in the rest of the spread photographed by Terry Richardson. She's been a household name since perfecting her role as Joan on Mad Men, and she'll soon be taking her fame to the big screen in Drive alongside her hot costar Ryan Gosling. Christina's in the spotlight for more than just her acting, though, and she opened up about being a poster-girl for curvier women, the pressure to be thin, and all the attention she gets. She said:

  • On being hit on by men and women: "Women hit on me. My husband thinks it's so odd that so many women hit on me. Gay men too. They say to me, 'Well, I'm not straight, but if I was…' I think it's so flattering."
  • On her curvy figure: "When the attention started to be about my figure, I was surprised, because it wasn't something I was focused on. And then it became very positive, and people were saying very nice things. I'm just trying to be a good actress and trying to tell a story, but if this is the sidebar, all this positivity, then that is awesome."
  • On being pressured to lose weight: "I remember thinking, You're crazy! I said okay, but I didn't do it. It seems that models have gotten smaller. I was a 4, but now they're a 0 or 2. My mother never said to lose weight. Diets were never a big deal. My mom was always beautiful and voluptuous and curvy, and I always thought she was gorgeous."
  • Her husband on all the attention she gets: "I remember when we first met, we went out to Korean barbecue. I was in a car, and you were walking across the street. There was this guy yelling, 'How you doin'?' And I was catcalling you, but you didn't hear me because you were getting so much attention."

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