Christina Hendricks spoke in an interview recently on various elements in her life.
She got up close and personal about different matters in an interview recently. Christina Hendricks related how she loathed high school. When she was a teenager, her father started work at another firm and so the family had to shift places.
She hated this change of atmosphere. Especially, the new high school, Fairfax High was the bane of her existence. When she saw other girls wear fancy clothes and accessories she felt a twinge of jealousy.
She was also bullied endlessly by other people at high school. Whenever she went to open her locker she would get spat at by some mean person.
"We had a locker bay, and every time I went down there to get books out of my locker people would sit on top and spit at me," Hendricks told The Guardian in an interview.
"So I had to have my locker moved because I couldn't go in there… I felt scared in high school. It was like Lord of the Flies. There was always some kid getting pummelled and people cheering."
She took to acting with a vengeance. At one stage she even donned a Goth dress. She had no friends and she did not want to make any friends either for that matter. It was a living hell she was going through.
And though her parents warned her that she was not doing herself any favors by dressing and acting this way, she insisted that she couldn’t care less.
Two and a half decades later, Christina Hendricks is one of the most recognizable faces on the planet. She is an A-List starlet and very accomplished person with a long roster of skills to her credit.
She is sexy, sober and super-fit. She played Joan Harris in Mad Men. This won her an Emmy nomination and a cult status fan base of raving lunatics.
At a mature 39 years of age, Hendricks glows positivity and has auburn hair. She has the classic looks of a Greek goddess. Like Megan Fox and Jennifer Lopez, she has been voted the sexiest female in the global village.
She has so many online sites dedicated to her alone. And she has even been compared to Eve. Christina Hendricks has an impressive CV and the only thing she can say to the people who love her is a voluble and resounding thanks.
She also played a role in a movie, God's Pocket, with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. Even now she couldn’t believe that he is dead from a drug overdose.
"I was saying to my husband [the actor Geoffrey Arend] that sometimes when you have a friend who passes, it feels very, very final," she said.
"But something about Philip… I keep thinking I'm going to see him again. I guess, when I watch the film now, I feel like it's a celebration of him. I feel lucky to have gotten to work with him. I feel grateful and I feel sad."
Watch trailer of 'God's Pocket' below.
Her agency dropped her when she decided to play the role of the saucy secretary, Joan, in Mad Men, but she took her chances and emerged the winner.
"They said, 'It's a period piece, it's never going to go anywhere. We need you to make money and this isn't going to make money.' They ended up dropping me," Hendricks revealed.
"I had been on several shows that were meant to be the big ones, that would go on for ever, and they didn't. So there was no sure bet and I'd already taken a chance on them and I felt, why not do the one you're in love with and take a chance on that?"
Christina Hendricks rolled with the punches and so ended up on top of the world. Had she given up it would have been the world which would have lost sight of such a sensitive and talented soul.