Christina Hendricks says agency dropped her over 'Mad Men'

August 4, 2014 9:05 PM

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(CNN) -- Christina Hendricks' decision to star in "Mad Men" was a risk that paid off.

When the 39-year-old actress first spotted the script for Matthew Weiner's '60s-era drama, her interest was piqued. But while she was all in to play Joan Holloway, the sharp and curvacious secretary who would rise to become an integral member of "Mad Men's" world, Hendricks' agency wasn't so sure.

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