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Christina Hendricks: “Calling Me Full-Figured Is Just Rude”

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When a reporter asked Christina Hendricks how she felt about being a role model to “full-figured” women, the “Mad Men” actress was rendered speechless for a moment.

Kate Waterhouse, fashion editor for the Sydney-based news source the Sun Herald , might not have thought she would be offending the actress with her question, but the fact is, “full-figured” can mean a lot of things. While Hendricks has been called “curvy” and “shapely”–which tend to be more flattering–the term full-figured has become a loaded word with the U.S. media. Several actresses and other celebrity figures have spoken out recently about society’s tendency to label women, which often causes body-image issues. Salma Hayek has said she refuses to bow to the pressure of Hollywood to fit a certain mold, saying that women these days feel they have to change their shape so badly, they are looking more and more like boys rather than females.

It’s possible that Waterhouse meant her words to be flattering, but Christina obviously didn’t think so; it’s been reported that as soon as the interview was over, she told her publicist that calling her full-figured “was just rude.”

As a curvy woman in Hollywood, it must be extremely difficult for her to withstand both the pressure to fit into a particular size range and to make people see her as an actress, not just as a lovely redhead with a big bust. It’s comments like those that make things that much more difficult to exist in the most superficial business there is. Personally, aside from my love for her “Mad Men” character, I think Christina is one of the most gorgeous creatures on the planet and I applaud her curves.

Christina Hendricks: “Calling Me Full-Figured Is Just Rude”
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  • http://facebook/ScarletLeMay Scarlet LeMay

    I hate it when a too skinny woman has the nerve to ask a beautiful sexy woman like Christina Hendricks a question like that. Kate Waterhouse was most likely subconsciously jealous!!

  • Donny D.

    Christina is the spice in the Mad Men series.
    Without her the series would not have anything sexy in it.

  • http://webpronews LORI

    FULL-FIGURE DOESN’T MEAN FAT OR PUDGY NECESSARILY – WHY IS SHE SO OFFENDED? ISN’T SHE PROUD OF HER FIGURE OR DOES SHE WANT TO BE LESS BUSTY?

  • Krissy

    Gawd, she looks real. She is absolutely beautiful and has a great figure; better than those stick figure Hollywood actresses that look like they are anorexic.

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