Christina Hendricks: 'Calling me full-figured is just rude'

Oct. 5, 2012 at 12:08 PM ET

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Actress Christina Hendricks, shown here at the 64th annual Prime Time Emmy Awards, has been praised for her curvaceous body, but doesn't appreciate being called "full-figured."

By Hilary George-Parkin, Styleite

For better or for worse, most of the profiles we’ve read on "Mad Men" star Christina Hendricks, 37, throw in a mention or two of her enviably curvaceous figure.

So we aren’t entirely surprised that Kate Waterhouse, fashion editor for Australia’s Sun-Herald, asked the actress about being an “inspiration to full-figured women” during a recent interview. Hendricks, however, apparently took offense at the question and shut down the interview, adding, off-camera:

“I think calling me full-figured is just rude.”

Waterhouse didn’t hear her comment and proceeded to repeat the question, which, as you might imagine, made for a rather uncomfortable moment:

Though on a positive note, doesn’t Hendricks looks awesome in those glasses?

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