Christina Hendricks is out and Carla Gugino is in–at least according to Showtime. The network has replaced Hendricks with Gugino in Roadies as part of a recasting.
None of this was done to diss Christina Hendricks, however. She wanted out. The recasting has now made it possible for her to accept the lead role in a new SundanceTV project called Hap and Leonard.
Christina Hendricks played the role of Shelli in Showtime’s Roadies. She was a band’s production manager. The revamped role finds Carla Gugino portraying “a world-class multitasker, passionate music fan and tireless work partner to the band’s tour manager Bill,” who is played by Luke Wilson.
— SundanceChannelAsia (@SundanceAsia) July 21, 2015
In Hap and Leonard, Hendricks will play martial arts expert Hap Collins’s ex-wife Trudy. Trudy resurfaces after two years with a proposition Hap (played by The Following’s James Purefoy) simply can’t passed up. The show is said to offer a side-eyed look into race, class and friendship.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) August 3, 2015
Christina Hendricks is, of course, best known for her role as Joan Holloway on AMC’s Mad Men. She was named Esquire’s Sexiest Woman in the World back in 2010, and many believe she still deserves the role today.
Currently appearing on Comedy Central in Another Period, she is said to be hilarious in the American period sitcom.
Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds) and Jason Ritter are just two of the all-star cast working alongside Christina Hendricks in Another Period.
In addition to her TV roles, Christina Hendricks has appeared in Lost River, God’s Pocket, and Dark Places alongside Charlize Theron. She will appear in The Neon Demon in 2016.