Why 'Mad Men' Star Christina Hendricks Says She Doesn't Want Kids

Actress talks about getting a puppy, other future plans.

April 14, 2014 — -- Christina Hendricks may portray a working mom on "Mad Men," which returned last night, but off screen the actress revealed she has no plans to expand her family with her husband, actor Geoffrey Arend.

"That's where my motherly nature comes in -- we got a puppy, and that's my idea of starting a family," she said in the May issue of Health magazine, which features her on the cover.

She continued, "People say, 'Oh, that's practice for parenting,' but if it's practice for anything it's to be a mom to another puppy. We've decided that we are not really interested in having children."

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Still, the 38-year-old actress didn't close the door completely on having kids.

"It seems like it's expected that you'd want to have kids," she said. "It's just very normal for people to say, 'Well, when you guys have kids...' And then when I say, 'Actually I don't think we're going to do that,' people will say, 'Oh, you say that now...' It doesn't bother me, though. And, you know, there's a small chance I could change my mind."

AMC's "Mad Men" airs Sunday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT.