Christina Hendricks eats with “Esquire”


Everyone has been hopping on the Mad Men bandwagon as of late, and who can blame them? With the amazing set design, gratuitous (and accurate for the time) drinking and smoking and the insanely hot cast, what’s not to like? Oh, the plot is pretty great too.

While January Jones is smokin’ as Betty Draper, and Elisabeth Moss is great as Peggy Olson, Christina Hendricks’ Joan Holloway takes the cake — in the show and in real life. Aside from being a total babe, Hendricks is funny, loves food and cocktails and is quite photogenic, as Esquire displayed in their September issue.

“I love to cook. I just got a deep fryer, and it’s amazing,” Hendricks told Esquire writer Ryan D’Agostino, who was lucky enough to have a meal with her in L.A. for the interview. “The first night we got it, we made homemade poppers. I mean, what’s the best deep-fried thing ever? Cheese poppers.”

The truest thing I have ever heard from a celeb.

When I started watching Mad Men, Joan became my style icon. Vintage dresses started to appear in my closet and I became less concerned with having some meat on my bones, which many women who watch the show have said about the Holloway-effect.

“This is the way I’m built, and I feel beautiful,” Hendricks said about the fact that she’s been lauded for her curves. “It’s funny, because I don’t feel like I look that different from anybody. Everyone’s always like, ‘You’re so much smaller in person!’”

And in every interview I’ve read with Hendricks, she eats, drinks and talks about sex — she’s a dreamboat.

“Drinking and smoking and having sex with other people’s wives and all those things &mdsah; they are bad, bad behaviors,” Hendricks told New York Magazine earlier this month. “But it’s all done with fabulous clothes and lighting and excellent music, and that makes for a really sexy show. Being bad is sexy.”

Yes, Hendricks is straight and seemingly in a loving relationship, but that doesn’t mean we can’t drool. You’re welcome.

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