Christina Hendricks

  • Aired:  04/22/13
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Christina Hendricks considers a "Mad Men" spinoff where her character rides around in a van and solves mysteries using her womanly wiles. (6:06)

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT THE STAR OF MAD

MEN, PLEASE WELCOME TO THE SHOW

CHRISTINA HENDRICKS.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

THANKS FOR BEING HERE.

OH, JOAN, JOAN, JOAN.

OH, SWEET JOAN.

>> POOR JOAN.

Jon: POOR JOAN.

I KNOW.

Jon: WHAT'S A GUY TO DO?

ONE HIT AFTER ANOTHER, IT

SEEMS.

>> Jon: IT JUST DOESN'T SEEM

FAIR.

SHE IS THE ONLY CHARACTER THAT I

FEEL LIKE SHOULD STILL BE ALIVE

IN THE '70s.

>> WHY IS THAT?

WHY IS SHE THE ONLY ONE?

>> Jon: BECAUSE THERE'S

SOMETHING STILL GOOD ABOUT JOAN.

>> SHE TRIES TO BE GOOD, I

THINK.

>> Jon: WHAT ABOUT THIS FOR JOAN

IN THE '70s, A SPIN-OFF WHERE

IT'S JUST YOU AND YOU SOLVE

MYSTERIES IN A VAN?

>> ABSOLUTELY.

Jon: JOAN.

USES HER FEMININE WE'LLS TO

SOLVE CRIMES.

>> Jon: WHY NOT?

I WOULD HAVE GOTTEN AWAY WITH IT

TOO.

YOU KNOW, DO YOU READ YOUR

SCRIPTS?

AND DO YOU THINK TO YOURSELF AS

YOU'RE READING DOWN BECAUSE THE

MEN IN THIS SHOW ARE TERRIBLE

PEOPLE.

>> MAKING SOME BAD DECISIONS.

Jon: YES.

BUT DO YOU EVER READ TO SCRIPTS

AND THINK TO YOURSELF, THAT

STILL HAPPENS?

YEAH, THAT STILL HAPPENS IN

MODERN LIFE?

THAT IS THE PLIGHT OF WOMEN.

WHILE IT HAS IMPROVED IT HAS NOT

ADVANCED TO THE POINT WHERE

THESE ARE THE TYPES OF

MISTREATMENTS THAT ARE SO

UNUSUAL THAT THEY'RE EXTINCT?

>> ABSOLUTELY.

I THINK THAT ALL THE TIME.

IN FACT THAT'S A QUESTION THAT

WE GET ALMOST ALL THE TIME.

OH, MY GOSH, ARE YOU GLAD THINGS

ARE SO DIFFERENT?

CAN'T YOU BELIEVE IT?

THANK GOODNESS.

YEAH, I MEAN, I WOULD RATHER

LIVE IN 2013 ANY DAY BUT THOSE

SCRIPTS ARE RIGHT.

THEY'RE DOING THINGS WE CAN ALL

RELATE TO TODAY.

I THINK THAT'S WHY PEOPLE

RESPOND TO THE SHOW AS WELL.

>> Jon: ALSO BECAUSE IT IS...

THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS I THINK

PART OF THE ALLURE IS THE

SEDUCTIVENESS AND THE BEHAVIOR

AND THE CONSEQUENCES DON'T CATCH

UP UNTIL A COUPLE OF EPISODES

FROM THEN.

SO IT REALLY IS LIKE LIFE.

>> IT REALLY IS.

BUT I DO LIKE THAT WE DO

PERIODICALLY SHOW THE

CONSEQUENCES WHICH I THINK IS

IMPORTANT.

I LIKE WHEN AN EPISODE STARTS

WITH THIS HACKING, WAKING UP AND

COUGHING AND COUGHING AND

COUGHING AND YOU'RE LIKE, YEP,

THAT WILL DO IT.

>> Jon: THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN

DAN RATHER IS ON TV SELLING

CIGARETTES, THAT WILL DO IT FOR

YOU.

THE THING ABOUT DRAPER IS THAT

EARLY ON WHEN HE FIRST CAME OUT

LIKE ALL THOSE HABITS HE'S

DANGEROUS AND COOL.

THEN A COUPLE SEASONS GO BY AND

YOU'RE LIKE OH, MY GOD, WHAT A

SAD LOSER.

SLOWLY IT SHOWS THE

DETERIORATION OF THOSE CHOICES

AND WHAT IT BEGINS, THE

CORROSIVENESS THAT IT HAS ON

PEOPLE.

ALL THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU.

>> I THINK THAT'S WHY AN

EXTRAORDINARY JOB OF STORY

TELLING BECAUSE IT IS SORT OF

EMOTIONAL TO FEEL THAT, TO START

OUT FEELING LIKE I WANT TO BE

THIS GUY, THIS GUY IS COOL.

AND HE GETS THE LADIES AND LOOKS

GOOD.

>> Jon: YOU KNOW.

CANCEL THE CONSEQUENCES THINGS,

YOU'RE RIGHT.

I WANT TO BE LIKE THAT GUY.

YOU JUST DESCRIBED IT AGAIN AND

I'M LIKE, YEAH, YOU'RE RIGHT.

>> THAT'S THE THING EVEN WITH

ALL THE CONSEQUENCES PEOPLE

STILL THINK IT LOOKS GLAMOROUS

AND IT'S INTRIGUING.

>> Jon: THE THING THAT IS

INTERESTING TO ME IS I WAS ALIVE

IN THE '60s.

I DON'T REMEMBER IT SO WELL BUT

I REMEMBER THE CONSEQUENCES

REALLY HITTING THE FAN IN THE

'70s.

LIKE ALL THE INTRIGUE OF THE

'60s, IT WAS ALMOST LIKE ON

NEW YEAR'S EVE IN 1970 THEY'RE

LIKE STAY TUNED, EVERYONE'S

LIVES ARE GOING TO BLOW UP.

THAT'S THAT WHOLE DECADE OF LIKE

I'M OKAY-YOU'RE OKAY.

MY MOM USED TO HAVE A SHIRT THAT

SAID A WOMAN NEEDS A MAN LIKE A

FISH NEEDS A BICYCLE AND ME AND

MY BROTHER ARE LIKE, ALL RIGHT.

YOU KNOW, WALKING AROUND THE

HOUSE, YOU'RE PROBABLY RIGHT.

WE'RE JUST GOING TO GO UPSTAIRS

AND LISTEN TO PINK FLOYD.

>> YEAH, I MEAN, THERE'S SO MUCH

CHANGE.

I THINK THAT'S ONE OF THE

REASONS MATT WROTE ABOUT THIS

DECADE IN PARTICULAR IS IT WAS

SORT OF THIS HAZY GLOW OF

EVERYTHING IS OKAY AND IT'S

INTERESTING TO LOOK BACK.

IT'S NOT THAT LONG AGO.

AND YET IT ALMOST SEEMS LIKE

FANTASY.

>> Jon: THIS IS ONE OF THOSE

SHOWS WHERE PEOPLE'S INTEREST IN

THE EPISODES ARE SO HIGH THAT

THEY CAN'T TELL YOU WHAT'S

HAPPENING.

LIKE DO THEY TELL YOU, DO THEY

GO, YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE

YOUR SEASON.

IT'S GREAT.

OR ARE THEY LIKE A GUARD COMES

WITH TWO PAGES OF SCRIPT AND HE

SITS THERE AND READS IT.

YOU MEMORIZE THIS.

HERE.

>> WELL, IT'S A LITTLE BIT OF

BOTH.

I MEAN PEOPLE WHO COME ON AND

ARE MAYBE JUST IN ONE EPISODE

THEM DON'T GET THE FULL SCRIPT.

THEY'LL JUST GET THE PAGES AND

WHAT TO SAY.

BUT OVER THE YEARS, I USUALLY

CALL MATT AT THE BEGINNING OF

THE SEASON AND OKAY TELL ME

EVERYTHING.

HE'S LIKE OKAY.

HE'LL START WITH ONE STORY LINE

AND SORT OF GIVE ME AN OVERVIEW

OF THE SEASON.

SOMETIMES THOSE THINGS MAKE IT

IN.

SOMETIMES THEY DON'T.

SOMETIMES THE STORY TELLING GETS

A LITTLE VEERED ONE WAY OR THE

OTHER BUT THIS SEASON WAS THE

FIRST TIME HE DIDN'T GIVE ME

ANYTHING.

I'D CALL HIM AND HE'D GO I DON'T

KNOW YET.

I WOULD GO I'LL BE PATIENT.

>> Jon: DO YOU DIE?

YES.

YES, I DO.

>> Jon: JOAN REINCARNATED

SOLVING MYSTERIES.

ALL RIGHT.

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO KNOW MAD

MEN AIRS ON A.M.C. SUNDAY NIGHT

AT 9:00.

CHRISTINA HENDRICKS, KEEP IT

GOING.

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