Published October 05, 2012
She has never shied away from the topic in the past, but it seems that questions for 'Mad Men' star Christina Hendricks about her figure may now be off limits.
That's what an Australian interviewer found out the hard way when she asked Hendricks, in town to promote the Specsavers 2012 Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition (yes we don't know what that is either): "You have been an inspiration as a full-figured woman, what is the most inspiring story that you can remember?"
Hendricks sputtered "I don't know" before looking off camera, peeved.
Hendricks reportedly said off camera that "I think calling me full-figured is just rude."
The interviewer then restarts the interview with a question about Hendricks' opinion on Australia.
"It's so beautiful!" she gushes.
Hendricks' distaste for the line of questioning was probably a surprise to the interviewer as, outside of her role on "Mad Men," the actress is perhaps best known for bringing a fuller figure back into vogue in Hollywood, and is never shy about flaunting her figure on red carpets.
Health.com asked he a similar question about being a role model for women who aren't size zeroes, to which she replied: "It's such a compliment, because of all those times I had agents who were, like, 'You have to lose some weight,' and all of a sudden, people are celebrating it. It's like: 'Oh, thank you! Thank you for letting me be me.'"