It is the beginning of the end. After eight glorious, influential years, Mad Men, the TV show that has dominated column inches, awards seasons and runways, debuts the first half of its seventh and final season next month. And Christina Hendricks, aka Joan Holloway – its breakout female star – is just as apprehensive about its demise as its devoted viewers are.
“I am incredibly nervous about it,” says Hendricks, 38. Legs curled up on the couch, relaxed now after the long day’s shoot, she is dressed like a pneumatic version of Katharine Hepburn in chic, loosely tailored pieces that serve to heighten, rather than disguise, her feminine appeal. “I think I will miss it more than I can fathom right now,” she admits with a small smile.
The actress, it seems, is a true fan. It often happens that stars of
“I am INCREDIBLY nervous. I think I’ll miss [Mad Men] more than I can FATHOM right now”