Whether you caught on to AMC’s Mad Men in its first season, or the buzz is slowly drawing you into its third, most of us by now know of Sterling and Cooper’s gorgeous, red-headed office manager, Joan Holloway. Who we should be getting to know more, however, is Christina Hendricks, the woman who makes Joan our favorite, and apparently has become Mad Men’s gay icon.
In the November issue of the Advocate, Hendricks somehow manages to make herself even more drool-worthy. She’s witty, hilarious, loves the gays and “would love” for Joan to “explore bisexuality” at some point on the series, to which I say “please, please do.”
In the interview, Advocate writer Brandon Voss declares that Joan is key in attracting a gay audience to the show, but the actress claims she has yet to feel the lesbian love:
We are here, Christina, and we think you are amazing! Voss didn’t let up with the gay questions, which is awesome, and Hendricks did not shy away from answering any of them. As for the “girl crush” phenomenon that somehow made Katy Perry famous, Hendricks keeps it real:
When asked who her “girl crush” is, she said Deschanel, as well:
The actress also said that the kiss she shared in a 2006 episode of Without a Trace with actress Frankie Ingrassia was certainly not her only same-sex smooch (“Oh, come now. It’s 2009!”) and admits to playing both a lesbian and a “slutty hetero” in Undressed, an MTV series that ran from 1999 to 2002.
More fun facts? Hendricks was goth in high school, has several ex-boyfriends who turned out to be gay and (gasp!) she is a natural blonde.
Aside from Mad Men, Hendricks is also slated to work with Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel in out director Greg Berlanti’s upcoming film Life As We Know It and is pondering a Broadway show.
She, along with her many gay friends, is also hoping to see some things change in the gay rights arena soon:
We are, too, Christina, and are very glad to have you on board.