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Christina Hendricks in November's Harper's Bazaar

Body Fatigue: Christina Hendricks Is Not the Only Size-14 Beauty

I am so devoted to Mad Men that it's probably considered offensive in some cultures. I love Joanie, her hillsides, and what her character has done for women and body image. And while writers put words in her mouth, Christina Hendricks delivers them to biting perfection.

Yet in seemingly every interview lately, she's gushing over the positive effect her body has had on women. In November's Harper's Bazaar, she discusses her mass appeal. "Women hit on me. My husband thinks it's so odd that so many women hit on me." But things get odder when gay men do, too. "They say to me, 'Well, I'm not straight, but if I was . . . '"

To be fair, she's not asking the questions or writing the stories, so the media probably deserves the real wag of our fingers. But for a woman who said, as recently as February, she'd talk about anything but her body, I question what's up. Her confidence? Or the media's insatiable interest?

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missyd missyd 6 years
I'm sure she does wear a 14 when she shops at, say, Abercrombie and Fitch or something. In normal people cloths, 8/10 probably. She is probably thinking 14 in anorexic designer labels or something
lilkimbo lilkimbo 6 years
Based on the measurements of the dresses sold on ebay that she wore on Mad Men, she's an 8/10 in the waist, a 10/12 in the hips, and a 14 in the bust on a standard size chart. (I remember only because the measurements of the dress were so similar to my own own measurements.) Regardless, as many have said, I don't think she's always out there talking about her body. She gets asked about it and I'm sure she doesn't want to be rude during these interviews. It may not be what she wants attention for, but she's getting attention and it's positive. I'm sure she realizes how important that is to her career.
kimmieb124 kimmieb124 6 years
Christina Hendricks said she wears a size 14. I saw it in a cbs news article previously. Neverhteless, I agree with the rest of you that she looks more like an 8 or a 10 with a big chest. Regardless of her size, I think she is a beautiful woman. I also think the media puts too much attention on women's sizes in general and not enough on their talent, accomplishments, or intelligence. It's probably very difficult to be a woman in the spotlight and NOT think about your appearance based on how much the media focuses on it.
kismekate kismekate 6 years
No way she's a size 14. Her waist is microscopic. She's just got huge boobs and slightly larger thighs. She's a hourglass. Beautiful. Definitely not a size 14 though.
Studio16 Studio16 6 years
She's pretty skinny, she's just got huge boobs. She's curvy, but then, every woman has curves. I'm a size 2 with 32B boobs and I have curves. I don't see her as the poster girl for "Real Women Have Curves"; rather as a good actress who has lovely hair.
HollyJRockNRoll HollyJRockNRoll 6 years
I dont really care for her. ALL women look good in retro-dresses, from size 0-16. Have no clue about her talents on the show. seen her in a flick about a girl who had an anorexic sister though. it was on lifetime.
weffie weffie 6 years
Like you said, it isn't her fault interviewers can't come up with a single original question. I imagine she realized that some of the pulled quotes from back in February made her sound a bit bitchy and resentful of the positive attention so she decided to embrace it a bit more. It's hard to guess what someone might really be thinking based on the 2 or 3 lines they decide to print.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
oh, whatever. This amazing, accomplished actress has people talking about her chest all day long. I'm sure that's awkward and weird and eventually you just try to see the silver lining.
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