Inside, Hendricks vamps it up and says she's bored with incessant talk about her body. "Anytime someone talks constantly about your figure, you get nervous, you get really self-conscious. I was working my butt off on the show but then all anyone was talking about was my body."
Though Hendicks might want to be seen as more than than the sum of her body parts, we wonder if she chose a strange way to go about it by posing for a fetching spread in a bustier and Conturelle panties. We imagine Hendricks' alluring yet vulnerable character, Joan Holloway, would have something to say about that.
Hendricks did share with us that playing "Joanie" has taught her a thing or two about the importance of fit, in the form of watch and learn lessons from the show's talented costume designer Janie Bryant.
"I've learned about tailoring. Tailoring, tailoring, tailoring. I don't think I ever walk into a store anymore and think, "Oh I love it. I wish it fit.' I think, "Oh I love it, let me go make it fit'," she proclaimed.
Hendricks is obviously not afraid to take chances. She told us that her favorite color is "peach or coral, [the] kind of color redheads aren't supposed to wear, but I love." Following your heart can sometimes lead to trouble as Hendricks recently learned.
The actress unwittingly stepped into a red carpet controversy last month when she wore a pale peachy custom-made Christian Siriano gown to the Golden Globes. The gown was panned by a New York Times critic, quoting a catty stylist who suggested big dresses are not for "big girls."
Director Geoffrey Arend, Hendricks' husband, raced to her defense as did much of the blogosphere. The negative press didn't stop the actress from dressing adventurously for the SAG awards though.
Hendrick's intimate "New York Magazine" pics ultimately reveal how fit and trim the actress is, proving what we saw with our own eyes. All those mean-spirited big digs need to get stuffed back in the lingerie drawer where they belong.
And see which actress bounced back seamlessly from her panned red carpet look.