The New York Times' initial photo, left, of Hendricks at the Golden Globes; the un-distorted image, right.
"I was just upset about the whole Golden Globes dress thing. I thought she looked so gorgeous," he told People magazine. "And that New York Times blogger saying that … It's so ridiculous. ... What was nice was seeing the entire internet come after that blogger. That was really cool. It was the first time I saw just a solid block of 'You're crazy! What's wrong with you? You should be ashamed of yourself!'"
Christina Hendricks is capturing the attention of the TV, film and fashion industries like no other actress today. Her Botticelli-esque curves have made her the talk of the town; her success signals Hollywood's turning away from thin, over-worked out waifs in favor of celebrating real women. Close
There are indirect affronts to the woman Hendricks represents as well. As this story is published, stick-thin models continue to strut down the runways of New York's Fashion Week (where Hendricks has been spotted), holding up fabric like living, breathing coat-hangers.
But Hendricks seems to transcend all that. Whether she wants to or not, she's touched on a collective desire for a healthy conception of beauty. Give the girl more magazine covers -- give her ad campaigns, give her more roles, give her more press. Considering the attention her latest one has gotten all over the Internet, it's clear the people want it.
Hendricks at the Badgley Mischka show at New York Fashion Week.