Actress Christina Hendricks is attracting all sorts of attention as news that she is filming the final season of "Mad Men" circulates through the television and film industry. Recently, the season 7 premiere took place and in an interview she noted how her character has evolved into a partner who actually knows what she is talking about as an advertising executive and is able to deal with men and their attitude's in the 1960's.
She made her character into this strong, powerful woman and her growth as an actress has been such that the attributes that at first brought her attention, her hourglass figure and red hair are now almost secondary to the role she plays on the show as this powerful female advertising executive who has risen to partner.
One of the attributes about Christina Hendricks that has made her such an interesting potential actress for filmmakers is how she has been able to display both the strengths and flaws of her character. An example of this occurs in the season 7 premiere when she requests advice from the business school professor and in the course of the discussion she misinterprets him asking to trade favors with him asking for sex.
Her ability to show how her character is scarred from previous encounters and makes mistakes in jumping to conclusions despites having reached one of the top positions in the firm connects with the viewers and has filmmakers noticing how she is able to show the different dimensions of her character both overtly and subtly.
Christina Hendricks' role in "Mad Men", in particular her growth as an actress and her exceptional scene stealing ability has turned her into a star and arguably one of the most memorable actors on this hit series whose role and impact on the image of women both in the 1960's and in Hollywood today will be remembered favorably for many years.