Christina Hendricks’ Mad Men days are done, but the voluptuous actress isn’t finished pouring her curves into tight costumes from past eras.
According to the Wrap, Christina Hendricks has a few complaints about Another Period, her upcoming Comedy Central show. Hendricks aired her grievances during a panel at the 2015 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour.
“I had about six layers of clothes on, so I wouldn’t say I was more relaxed [than in the Mad Men wardrobe]. The undergarments are a lot more extensive than I’m used to.”
Unfortunately, wearing annoying underwear wasn’t the most painful part of Christina’s new comedy gig. According to the actress, the show’s physical gags left her black and blue.
“I got in a pretty massive catfight that ended in some arm bruises.”
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Another Period takes place at the turn of the 20th Century, and it focuses on a filthy rich family living in Newport, Rhode Island. It might be set long before TV was a thing, but it’s a parody of modern-day reality shows about wealthy folks behaving badly (think The Real Housewives of 1899).
Deadline reports that Christina Hendricks has a multi-episode arc as a character named Chair, “a new servant on the estate who is not who she appears to be.” One of the show’s running gags will involve Hendricks getting food flung at her face.
Christina spoke, as quoted below, of her wacky post-Mad Men role.
“It was incredibly fun despite all of the meat and gravy and sauce that I had on my at most moments of the show.”
Another Period is executive produced by Ben Stiller, and it’s the brainchild of Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome. Leggero is probably best known for taking part in Chelsea Handler’s roundtable discussions on the E! talk show Chelsea Lately, and Lindhome is half of the musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates. Christina Hendricks’ castmates include Jason Ritter (Parenthood) and Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds). Another Period doesn’t have an exact air date yet, but look for it on Comedy Central sometime this summer.
The raunchy faux reality show isn’t Christina Hendricks’ only new TV project. As the Inquisitr previously reported, the red-hot redhead has also scored a role in the pilot for the Showtime series Roadies. The series will be helmed by Almost Famous director Cameron Crowe, and it will focus on the team that works behind the scenes for a popular touring rock band. Christina will play Shelli, the band’s production manager. Other cast members include Luke Wilson, Imogen Poots, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Peter Cambor, and Rafe Spall.
Are you looking forward to seeing Christina Hendricks on these new series, or are you sad that Joan Holloway will be hanging up her pen necklace later this year? The seven finale episodes of Mad Men will air starting April 5 on AMC.
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