Christina Hendricks denies that she’s dieting to lose weight

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Actress Christina Hendricks attends the Universal Pictures' film premiere 'Devil' at The London West Hollywood on September 15, 2010 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Spoiler for MadMen season four finale below
Earlier this week we heard a rumor from the British press that ginger beauty Christina Hendricks was about to cut down her trademark curves by dieting to lose 35 pounds. The Daily Mail quoted a “source” who had specific details of her alleged diet and motivation to lose weight. They said “Christina has got sick of all the talk of her being the curviest woman in Hollywood. For her it basically meant she was being called fat. Now she’s gone against everything she believed in before by going on the first diet of her life. Christina’s cut out carbs, and alcohol, although she’s not a big drinker. She’s eating fish oil to break down fat and pak choi and edamame nearly every meal. She hopes the first stone will fall off in the next month or so.” I’ve never heard of that pak choi and edamame diet and apparently neither has Hendricks. She told Hollywood Life at an event that she’s perfectly happy with her gorgeous figure and isn’t on a diet at all.

Chloe and I had been so upset about the Daily Mail’s two-day report that curvaceous Christina was planning to start the first diet of her life- to drop 35 lbs!

“I’m completely happy with my body, I’m not dropping 35 lbs!”, Christina told Chloe, who just had to ask her about the report. Hendricks, 35, was genuinely shocked- she hadn’t read the story- and gave Chloe a hug, thrilled that we’d be setting the record striaight!

The actress, with her red hair, was unmistakable at the small party in the Club Room of the Soho Grand Hotel. The premiere itself was hosted by the Cinema Society & Everlon Diamond Knot Collection.

She couldn’t have been sweeter! Hooray for Christina and her curves, which are here to stay!

[From Hollywood Life]

This just goes to show that the UK is behind the US when it comes to the latest episodes of Mad Men. Our UK visitors can correct me if I’m wrong, but according to, BBC4 is currently airing episode seven out of 13 episodes for Mad Men this season. There’s a massive spoiler to follow so please stop reading now if you’re a Mad Men fan and haven’t yet seen this season’s finale. We learned in the last episode that Christina’s character, Joan Holloway, is pregnant. (We previously thought she aborted the baby, which is her lover Roger Sterlings, but found out that she kept it and is trying to pass it off as her husband’s, who is serving in Vietnam.) So based on her character in Mad Men, it’s highly unlikely that Hendricks would chose to lose weight at this point anyway. Plus we’ve heard from Hendrick’s costar January Jones that producers tell the female actresses specifically not to diet or lose weight so that they’ll look authentic. That warning seems to have been lost on Elizabeth Moss, but I’m sure they wouldn’t want Hendricks to lose weight, especially when her famously curvy character is supposed to be pregnant.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Actor Geoffrey Arend (L) and actress Christina Hendricks attend the Universal Pictures' film premiere 'Devil' at The London West Hollywood on September 15, 2010 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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  1. Chris says:

    People should diet and exercise to lose fat not weight. If you workout at the gym chances are you could stay at the same weight but lose fat because muscle weighs more than fat. You need to go by your BMI ( or body fat percentage) not your weight. Just sayin.

  2. Janine says:

    I watch the episodes online, but the UK is indeed far behind the US on TV.

    Since this season has wrapped, and Mad Men always skips ahead a couple years between seasons, it’s perfectly possible that she could lose a bit of weight before filming begins again next year. She’ll probably have a toddler next season anyway.

    I’m not all that impressed by her figure. I think she’s got great curves, but she looks a little ‘bulky’ sometimes, like in that last picture. Her fashion choices outside of the show are pretty dodgy too.

  3. Celebitchy says:

    @janine – thanks for explaining that about how they skip years between seasons. I just started watching the show just this season and missed that! Kaiser is encouraging me to go back and watch it from the beginning and I probably will now.

  4. Zelda says:

    Actually she looks like she put on a few in the past couple seasons.
    If she want to lose them it’s her business and probably a good idea.

  5. rogab says:

    she look’s really good than my girlfriend:)

  6. Eileen says:

    I hope she stays the way she is-I can’t even picture her thinner!

  7. LolaBella says:

    Those last two pics are some of my favorites of her; she is a stunning woman.

  8. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    Yea I am dying to watch Mad Men from Season 1 but cable TV doesn’t quite work like HBO or something where HBO will do a whole season over or I could watch it on On Demand when HBO puts ups series but I have no idea how I will watch it from the beginning, I guess online. Not interested in Netfixing at the moment.

    I hope she doesn’t lose that much weight if Christina is losing any, I think she is perfect the way she is.

  9. Eleonor says:

    She’s curvy ok, and to me she looks HEALTHY, and normal (not fat, not thin), and this is important.

  10. Marjalane says:

    Maybe it has something to do with those pictures that came out recently- she had some plaid jacket on and looked like a damn linebacker! She has the body type that packs on weight easily and you can go from curvy to “fat looking” pretty quickly, and I would think those boobs would get very uncomfortable if they got much bigger!

  11. Rose says:

    Muscle does NOT weigh more than fat. 1 pound of muscle is exactly the same weight as 1 pound of fat. The volume is different. Muscle is more dense and takes up less space.

  12. ziggy says:

    right, rose. this woman can stand to hit the gym a few days a week and tighten up. looks very soft.

  13. a says:

    i can’t see how she would ruin such a good thing… she known for her body and in fashion shoots, etc… and gone on talk shows to talk about her weight and loving her weight.

    if she’s gained a little though, losing a few pounds, if you’ve gained a few pounds is no big deal.

  14. Kitten says:

    If she decides to lose weight I hope she does it for herself and not because she caved to Hollywood pressures.

  15. Bella Bella says:

    I love her! She’s gorgeous. I would almost say that she gives Marilyn Monroe a run for her money but I don’t want to be stoned by the Monroe obsessed.

  16. Bodhi says:

    I know people are judgmental & all but DAMN! She looks wonderful! Some of us have big hips & big boobs & will NEVER be the American ideal of a stick thin beauty. She could lose 35 pounds & she would still have hips because that is how she is built, plain & simple. I love the fact that someone who is built like a woman is being lifted up

  17. Mizz Tickles says:

    I think it is better to be a little soft and round than a skeletor like Madonna.

  18. OtherChris says:

    There are thousands of beautiful, thin actresses. She stands out because the’s NOT them. I hope she stays the way she is. I don’t know a guy who doesn’t think she’s gorgeous.

  19. bitca says:

    As a shameless Brit tabloid addict, this story cracked me up. Talk about a slow scandal-news week! Like, suure… “gee, ya know—I am just so tired of being super-famous, hailed by the western world, and well, basically an Icon owing to this figure of mine. What a bore. I’m going to lose a stone so I can be skinny & flat-chested like Kate Bosworth.”

    She may be a slight yo-yo type with the weight, but doubt she’s heavy enough for it to be a health issue. Must be better off than an actress I know who subsisted on 900 calories a day when she was younger (by nature a Hendricks body-type & pretty tall as well). Hearing 1st-hand what it *feels* like to function every day on melba toast & salad—to conform to industry standards & get work—was genuinely chilling. And she was so matter-of-fact about it.

  20. Obvious says:

    I adore her. Can we all go back to that period of clothing? It looks fantastic on almost any body type and I’m built just like Christina.

    It is so hard to dress your body type, and packing on weight is super easy because it goes straight to the hips and boobs to keep you evened and you don’t realize it until it’s too later. Curvy girls also have a hard time taking it off.

  21. lucy2 says:

    @ziggy – see the end of CB’s post – the producer has told the actress NOT to hit the gym and tighten up, to look more authentic for the time period the show is set in. Maybe when the show is done she’ll tone a little more, but right now she’s not supposed to.
    I like her and thinks she looks great and healthy. Sometimes her real life fashions don’t flatter her, but on the show she always looks awesome. That blue dress she wore on the finale was fantastic with her coloring.

  22. Fishlips says:

    I love her figure.

    I’m right there with you, Obvious. The fashion from that era is flattering, classy, and feminine.

  23. Kbomb says:

    She is a knockout and sounds like a lovely person. The type of woman I would love to go for a martini (or 10) with and talk about all the things we want to do to Don Draper/Jon Hamm (I’ll take either)…and then go an grab late night Chinese food that will never be metabolized and end up right on my ass(gasp).

  24. vanessa says:

    Joan/Yolanda/Saffron is my TV girlfriend. LOVE.

  25. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    They pad her on the show, so we’re kind of talking about two different things. Her size doesn’t go up a huge amount, but the character and the person are usually separated by a good two sizes.

  26. funny_girl says:

    Just wait-in a few months, she’ll have become vegan like every other actress (ie Lea Michele etc etc), and be rabitting on about animal welfare.. Otherwise, I just don’t see her getting lots of other parts after Mad Men. I think she is a bit too plump honestly, she’s definitely a good size 14 UK at least (10 US) and would look better at maybe a UK size 10-12? (US 6-8). I wouldn’t like to see her get like a twig, I don’t think it would suit her tbh

  27. Fae says:

    She looks lovely as her natural self. Soft and sensual, which I always think is a better look than muscular and tendonny (aware that’s not a word).

  28. KateNonymous says:

    Just a note: there’s more to health than numbers. BMI is a notoriously flawed evaluation, because it does not distinguish between muscle and fat. Yes, the two weigh the same–but there is a difference between X height and weight with fat, and with muscles. Many muscular athletes often come out with a BMI that looks like it’s overweight or obese, when they are not at all.

  29. Lisa says:

    Who are you people saying she needs to drop the weight or “tighten up”? She is gorgeous the way she is. We love you Christina!

  30. wonderful says:

    As a skinny girl, I truly resent such comments as “she’s built like a WOMAN!” Women come in many shapes and sizes. I realize we have a real problem with the media due to them constantly perpetuating the size 0 look as the ideal, but dont then condemn real life size 0s as innaccurate representations of women. When it comes to body type, there is no such thing.

  31. Sally says:

    Ok, I think I wrote this in another post, but I read Christina Hendricks’ measurements in a magazine and then measured myself and we are almost identical – though she’s taller than me (I’m 5’5). There is no way she is a US size 10.. I wear US 2-4!

    So Christina is actually fairly small, she just looks massive compared to the other Hollywood stick women! Either that or the magazine was wrong 😉

  32. DetRiotgirl says:

    @Wonderful thank you for saying that. I completely agree! Everyone would jump down my throat if I said that I think Christina sometimes looks a bit bulky (I’m not saying that btw, just using it as an example), and yet it’s ok for everyone else to tell me that I’m somehow less “real” than she is because I’m skinny. I still have curves. In fact, I have fairly large boobs naturally. But, my small jeans size apparently diminshes those curves and detracts from my “realness”. Yes, it offends me too.