Christina Hendricks says 'Mad Men' attention excluded female stars: 'Everyone just wanted to ask me about my bra'
Christina Hendricks said "Mad Men's" female stars were ignored during the show's earlier seasons.
Hendricks also said that the press was only interested in asking about her underwear.
"Everyone just wanted to ask me about my bra again," she said.
Christina Hendricks shared some of her frustrations about the press during her seven-season run on AMC's acclaimed period drama "Mad Men" in a recent interview with The Guardian - specifically, about the amount of coverage on her underwear.
"There certainly was a time when we were very critically acclaimed and getting a lot of attention for our very good work and our very hard work, and everyone just wanted to ask me about my bra again," Hendricks said. "There are only two sentences to say about a bra."
Hendricks, who earned six Emmy nominations during her time on the show, also said that the show's female stars were largely ignored during the early seasons of the drama while their male counterparts received all the praise.
"Men started dressing like Don Draper and Roger Sterling. Suits came back in, skinny ties came back in," Hendricks said. "It took three to four seasons, and then all of a sudden people wanted us [the female stars] on magazines. We were like: This is strange - we've been doing this for a while."
Later during the interview, Hendricks also addressed the misconduct accusations that have been made against "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner.
In 2017 Kater Gordon, a former staff writer on "Mad Men," accused Weiner of sexual harassment. She said that Weiner told her "that I owed it to him to let him see me naked" while they worked together in 2008. Marti Noxon, a former consulting producer on "Mad Men" supported Gordon's accusation in a series of tweets and claimed that Weiner was an "emotional terrorist who will badger, seduce and even tantrum in an attempt to get his needs met."
Hendricks, who also worked with Weiner on Amazon's 2018 limited series "The Romanoffs," said: "My relationship with Matt was in no way toxic. I don't discount anyone's experience if I wasn't there to see it, but that wasn't my experience. Was he a perfectionist, was he tough, did he expect a lot? Yes. And he would say that in a second. We were hard on each other."
In 2018, Weiner denied the allegations made by Kater Gordon during an interview with Vanity Fair. He said: "I can't see a scenario where I would say that. What I can see is, it was 10 years ago and I don't remember saying it. When someone says you said something, like the experience we just had right now - I don't remember saying that."
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