Mad men star, Christina Hendricks explains her hand wound on the American Beauty Poster. She explained the story behind the image by saying:
“I used to be a model, and one of the gigs I got was to go and shoot a movie poster. I had no idea what the film was. There were two models, myself and one other. And we did different versions of her hand and her stomach, and my stomach and her hand, and my hand and both. My hand made it in and her stomach made it in.” (The stomach reportedly belongs to model and actress Chloe Hunter.)
Furthermore, she also spoke about her old gigs.
“I did a few gigs where I did some hand modeling. I was a ballet dancer, so I guess I know how to move my hands in an elegant fashion. It was just a plain, ol’ gig. I probably got paid a hundred bucks or something. And I was just thrilled to have a job. I did not know what American Beauty was going to be. And then I finally saw it and was like, ‘Hey, that is my hand!'”
In fact, Christina Hendrick sat on that story for almost 20 years before finally coming out about it. Her revelation via her social media, (Instagram) that the hand belonged to her provoked shocked reactions even from her fellow actors.
“This is important. How come I didn’t know this?” her Mad Men costar January Jones wrote in the comments of Christina Hendricks’ post.
During her interview with Eisen, Hendricks also debunked rumors that the cast of Mad Men actually drank alcohol while filming the AMC show.
“I can confirm that we shared beers at the end of the day sometimes. “We have to memorize lines and act and do all sorts of things.” she quipped.