Christina Hendricks’ Agents Dropped Her Because Of Mad Men, Are Still Removing Their Feet From Their Mouths

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Once upon a time, in an LA acting agency, sat the agents who will go down in history as the people who dropped Christina Hendricks for signing on for the role of Joan Holloway in AMC’s Mad Men. You know, the show that made you care about Jon Hamm in a serious way and suddenly want to dress like a 1940s housewife.”But no,” you say, incredulous. Ah, but it’s true. They took one look at the show that everyone ended up pissing themselves over (in a loving way, as you do) for eight seasons and shook their heads in unison. And I can’t say for certain what their heads are doing these days, but I’m pretty sure that it involves at least one attempt to unjam those feet from their mouths per day.

In quite a lengthy interview with The Guardian about her new movie, God’s Pocket —which costars the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, whose passing she heartbreakingly talks about in the interview— Christina reveals that her moneymaking role was actually predicted to be her biggest flop at one point.

“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.”

I get that hindsight is 20/20, so we have the knowledge that allows us to think about that idea and tilt our heads like confused puppies. But come on! It’s an agent’s job to exercise a little foresight. And thankfully Christina did, or else we would have totally missed out on her portrayal of one of the most badass female characters on TV.

“I had been on several shows that were meant to be the big ones, that would go on for ever, and they didn’t. So there was no sure bet and I’d already taken a chance on them and I felt, why not do the one you’re in love with and take a chance on that?”

Exactly, girl. Now, if those people over at Christina’s old agency need a hand getting their feet back on the ground and those hats digested properly, they should just give me a call. Because I’ve basically dedicated my whole life to making dumb choices and then regretting them for years, so I can guide them through this.

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