Christina Hendricks Felt "Ugly & Awkward" At School
The Mad Men actress has revealed she was 'bullied like crazy'...
Flame-haired beautyChristina Hendricks has revealed she grew up feeling "ugly, awkward and horrible."
The sexy Mad Menstar, who plays office manager Joan Holloway in the series, may be one of the hottest women around, but Hendricks has confessed she hasn't always been confident in her looks.
Speaking of her childhood, The Mirror quotes Christina as saying: “My school days were pretty unhappy. I had the worst high school experience ever. I went to a very mean school and was bullied like crazy.
“I was a bit of a goth with purple hair and I was also part of the drama group, so my friends and I were all weird theatre people and everyone just hated us.“There was a long corridor with lockers on either side and kids would sit on top of them and spit on you. It was like something out of Lord of the Flies.”
She continued: “I was a goth kid. I dyed my hair about 42 different colours, shaved it at the back and wore black make-up. Kids can be pretty judgmental about people who are different.
"But instead of breaking down and conforming, I stood firm. That is also probably why I was unhappy.
“My mother was mortified and kept telling me how horrible and ugly I looked. Strangers would walk by with a look of shock on their face, so I never felt pretty. I just always felt awkward.
“If I could go back and tell my 14-year-old self anything it would be, ‘Don’t worry. You’re going to be doing exactly what you want to be doing and those people who are a***holes now are still going to be a***holes in 20 years. So let it go!’”
When asked how she feels to now be called one of the sexiest women in the world, the 36-year old added: "It’s very nice. But my husband (actor Geoffrey Arend) always says, ‘I told you that years ago!’ And he’s the one who makes me feel sexy.”