Mad Men's Christina Hendricks is known for her sexy curves and striking red hair. It's no surprise that interviewers often ask her about being a role-model for curvy girls, but one interviewers not so flattering words, apparently didn't leave Hendricks very happy.
E! reported that during an interview with fashion editor Kate Waterhouse from the Sun-Herald in Sydney, Australia, Waterhouse referred to her as "full-figured" and Hendricks, flustered, refused to answer the question.
Waterhouse asks in the video, "You have been an inspiration as a full-figured woman. What is the most inspiring story that you can remember where you've inspired someone?"
Hendricks answers uncomfortably, "Um, I don't know...I'm sorry," and then looks over at someone who then asks Waterhouse to rephrase the question. When Waterhouse asks it again but changed it to, "You've been known as an inspiration for women as being a full-figure..." Hendricks replies, "I mean, you just said it again."
Hendricks was visibly offended and Waterhouse went on to the next question without speaking again of her "full figure," probably smartly so.
USA Today reported that Hendricks said after the interview, off camera, "I think calling me 'full-figured' is just rude."
Hendricks was in Australia to promote the Specsavers 2012 Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition.
Hendricks once said to Health.com about being a role model for real women, "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.'"
See the video here: