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Christina Hendricks: 'Calling me 'Full-figured' is just rude'

1:32 PM, Oct 5, 2012   |    comments
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Christina Hendricks. (Getty Images Entertainment)

Olivia Barker, USA TODAY

Amid all the current curve appeal in Hollywood - Lady Gaga celebrating hers, Kim Kardashian flaunting hers (while vowing to slim down slightly) - one star has revealed she's no fan of that other label applied to well-endowed women's bodies: "full-figured."

Christina Hendricks seethed when a (tiny-sized) Australian fashion editor used the term in referring to her during a taped interview, announcing off-camera: "I think calling me 'full-figured' is just rude."

Here's the highly awkward exchange:

Kate Waterhouse, Sydney's Sun-Herald: "You have been an inspiration as a full-figured woman. What is the most inspiring story that you can remember where you've inspired someone?"

Hendricks, laughing uncomfortably: "Um, I don't know (nervous laughter from Waterhouse). I don't know. I've gotten - I'm sorry." Hendricks shoots a glare off-camera to someone, probably her publicist, who asks Waterhouse to rephrase the question.

Waterhouse, again: "You've been known as an inspiration for women as being a full-figure... "

Hendricks, quickly interrupting: "I mean, you just said it again."

Finally, Waterhouse moved on.

According to a Sun-Herald source, at a Wednesday night event in Sydney, reporters weren't banned from asking the Mad Men star body image questions, but one interviewer was warned "not to ask any questions about her breasts."

USA TODAY

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