‘Mad Men’ star Christina Hendricks talks Season 7, Joan’s evolution and getting ready for the end

April 21, 2014 3:42 AM

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Though she’s never had it easy, Joan Harris has basically evolved into Superwoman by the seventh season of “Mad Men.” She’s the brash bombshell who doesn’t hesitate to ask for exactly what she wants, and tries to help her fellow women in the office at a time when no one else does. As Sterling Cooper and Partners has gone through various iterations over the years, Joan suffered many difficulties representative of what women dealt with in the 1960s-era workplace. But she’s still standing, and is now more powerful than ever.

Christina Hendricks has played Joan with gusto over the last six seasons, and it looks like things are only going to get more dramatic. Hendricks still finds it surreal that the show is coming to an end: After the show airs seven episodes this spring, it will take a year-long break before concluding...

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