Christina Hendricks and her husband, Geoffrey Arend, are always well-put together on the red carpet. However, Arend chose to deviate from the expected on Saturday night when he combined a sleek Brooks Brothers tuxedo with a tribute to David Bowie.
Hendricks and Arend made a lovely couple during this weekend’s SAG Awards, where Arend wore a black shirt featuring a black star on the front under his tux. The shirt was an homage to Bowie, whose last album–released just before his recent death–was called Blackstar. Christina looked immaculate on his arm in a strapless shimmery brocade gown, her red hair swept back loosely to frame her face.
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Hendricks recently revealed what makes their marriage work, saying that a partnership has to include respect.
“You’ve gotta really like the person you’re with. And respect them and like, love them. Then you have to be reasonable,” Christina said.
Christina partied with her co-stars at the awards after-party, where she took selfies with January Jones and Kiernean Shipka. The actors were included in a nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series alongside star Jon Hamm, who was up for Male Actor.
Hendricks told People recently that she had to audition for Mad Men three times, and she didn’t even think the show would make it past the pilot because it was so far outside anything AMC had ever picked up. The award-winning show went on to become a huge hit and spawn film and television careers for just about everyone involved.
“I didn’t think it was going to get picked up because it was on AMC and they had no TV shows and it was a period piece. So I was like, ‘This’ll be a fun pilot to do,’ ” Christina said.
The actress said in an interview with the Guardian that her agency agreed with her, and didn’t want her to take the part of Joan when it was offered to her.
“They said, ‘It’s a period piece, it’s never going to go anywhere. We need you to make money and this isn’t going to make money.’ They ended up dropping me.”
Christina’s next television project is a six-part series for Sundance TV called Hap And Leonard, which is based on characters created by writer Joe R. Lansdale. James Purefoy, and Boardwalk Empire‘s Michael Kenneth Williams star as the title characters, and Hendricks will play an ex-wife with an interesting proposition.
The following is according to the Western Gazette.
“Hap is a white working-class laborer who spent time in federal prison for refusing to be drafted into the military and serve in the Vietnam War. Now in his 40s, he is just barely making ends meet picking roses on an East Texas plantation. His confidante and lifelong best friend is Leonard, an openly gay, black Vietnam vet with anger issues. Having been raised by an uncle who shunned him after learning he was gay, Leonard’s only support in the not so progressive, rural South is Hap. Together, they struggle through misadventure in a bid to stay on the right side of the law in 1980s East Texas. Hendricks will play Hap’s ex-wife Trudy, who resurfaces after two years with a proposition for Hap that he cannot refuse. By turns funny and shocking, its makers say it provides an unpredictable and side-eyed look into race, class and friendship.”
James Purefoy recently spoke about what it was like to work on set with Christina, comparing the redheaded bombshell to a luxury car while he and Williams are a couple of beat-up old trucks.
“Christina Hendricks is like a Rolls Royce. We’re like a couple of beaten up rusty old trucks. She purrs onto the set,” Purefoy said in an interview with @Hollywood.
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