When it comes to being a leading lady in Hollywood, most people think of these slim, beautiful women, who look like they could do with a good meal. However, over the course of the past few years, we have seen more and more curvier stars landing big roles in Hollywood, going against the grain and refusing to lose weight to fit in.
One such star, who has become a fans favourite due to her refusal to shed to weight for Hollywood big wigs, is actress Christina Hendricks, who has become a household name thanks to her role as Joan in Mad Men. Christina has now opened up about appearance playing too big a part in Hollywood, while admitting that she would love to lose a few pounds but on her own terms.
Hendricks explained, "Sure, I would love to lose 10lbs – what woman wouldn’t? I have faced rejection in this business because of my appearance but that has only made me stronger and more determined. That’s one characteristic that I share with Joan, although in other ways we are very different people. She takes life very seriously and doesn’t give herself enough time to enjoy it. I’m much more light-hearted and romantic and I don’t see the world as cynically as Joan does."
Christina Hendricks, along with the rest of the Mad Men crew, is preparing to say goodbye to her Mad Men character, as the show approaches its final season. Fortunately for Christina though, she has plenty more projects lined up for the coming years, with a number of movie projects on the way.
Mad Men season seven will premiere on April 13 and will be the final season of the series.