Christina Hendricks used to make her own clothes

Christina Hendricks didn’t realise making her own clothes when she was younger was odd.The Mad Men star revealed in an interview with ABC’s Popcorn that she began creating her own unique look with the help of her mother and only realised it was conside…

Christina Hendricks didn’t realise making her own clothes when she was younger was odd.

The Mad Men star revealed in an interview with ABC’s Popcorn that she began creating her own unique look with the help of her mother and only realised it was considered odd after her family relocated to Virginia when she was a teenager.

“I was this quirky weird kid that listened to New Wave music but wore Birkenstocks,” she explained. “I would see something in a magazine and my mom would help me make clothes, like weird snakeskin pants. I didn’t realise it was sort of odd until I got to Virginia and everyone was like, ‘Trust me, you’re weird!'”

“I immediately went into drama class which alienates you in some high schools already, but we were all creative weirdos together,” Christina laughed.

And she insisted that despite playing put-together characters onscreen, she’s still “100 per cent pure goth”.

“Don’t let my clothes fool you. As soon as I go home, I put on my black lipstick. I’m sure the goth girl is still in every role I do,” the 44-year-old shared, adding that she’s nothing like her character on the critically-acclaimed U.S. drama series.

“People assume that I’m sort of Joan from Mad Men. That maybe I’m a bit more stern or a little bit more uptight and put-together. I think people think maybe I’m prissy. I’m not. I’m a mess! I’m just a barefoot, jeans-wearing, dropping-things-on-the floor girl,” she joked.

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Shannon Purser thrilled to star in Christian Siriano fragrance campaign

Shannon Purser is starring in the campaign for Christian Siriano’s new fragrance.The actress, perhaps best known for her roles in TV shows Stranger Things and Riverdale, has been tapped by the fashion designer to front the imagery for his feminine perf…

Shannon Purser is starring in the campaign for Christian Siriano’s new fragrance.

The actress, perhaps best known for her roles in TV shows Stranger Things and Riverdale, has been tapped by the fashion designer to front the imagery for his feminine perfume, Midnight Silhouette.

Snapped by Shane LaVancher in Paris, Shannon poses in a dramatic black ballgown for the photoshoot, and accordingly, she had a blast working on the project.

“Maybe one of the most surreal things that’s ever happened to me. Christian has been an inspiration to me for a while now,” she wrote alongside one of the campaign photos on her Instagram page. “He made the first dress I ever wore on a red carpet and it meant the world, especially considering how rare it is to find a designer willing to dress you when you’re plus size. It’s amazing to work with talented people, but even better to work with *good* talented people who are actively making positive changes in the world. All this to say, thank you so much for this opportunity @csiriano.”

Midnight Silhouette has top notes of bitter orange and pomelo, heart notes of freesia and immortelle, and a base of musk, praline, and vetiver.

And Shannon insisted she is a big fan of the Midnight Silhouette scent.

“I actually wear this fragrance all the time and it smells lovely, so give it a try if you’re looking for a new signature scent,” the 22-year-old added.

Christian posted a string of images from the photoshoot on his Instagram page too, writing in the caption: “Celebrating this beauty and her silhouette for our new fragrance!”

And a number of his celebrity followers were quick to praise the imagery, with Christina Hendricks commenting, “Takes my breath away,” and Lili Reinhart praising, “The Lord has blessed us on this day.”

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Christian Siriano serves up fringe and metallics for spring 2020

Christian Siriano has played with fringe and metallic fabrics for his spring/summer 2020 collection.The American designer unveiled a line as part of Paris Fashion Week for the first time on Wednesday, with the spectacle at the Place Vendome drawing in …

Christian Siriano has played with fringe and metallic fabrics for his spring/summer 2020 collection.

The American designer unveiled a line as part of Paris Fashion Week for the first time on Wednesday, with the spectacle at the Place Vendome drawing in celebrities such as Karlie Kloss, Alicia Silverstone, Larsen Thompson, and Shannon Purser.

“A little finale in Paris, what a dream! Thank you everyone,” Siriano wrote alongside a video of models parading the runway on his Instagram page, adding: “Can’t believe we just showed our collection in Paris! Thank you everyone for all the hard work!”

Coco Rocha opened the presentation in a mint green metallic ensemble with draped sleeves, with the outfit followed by a number of looks in a light green, black, and white colour scheme.

Siriano, a vocal advocate of inclusivity in the fashion industry, cast a diverse range of models in the show, including Marquita Pring, who rocked a black jumpsuit, 71-year-old Maye Musk, who dazzled in a gold suit with eye motif print and oversized belt, as well as Precious Lee, who turned heads in a shiny purple crop top and a rainbow striped skirt.

Partway through the presentation, Siriano dropped in a line-up of black evening outfits complete with glittery fringing.

Other key outfits included iridescent raincoats, pink glitter suits, evening gowns in hot pink and marigold taffeta, and a series of dramatic ballgowns, such as the black tulle dress with huge skirt which was worn by Daniela Aciu.

Accordingly, Siriano’s celebrity friends were quick to praise the range, with Kloss writing on Instagram, “Proud of you and your Paris debut,” and actress Christina Hendricks adding: “I’m so jealous!!!!!!! I love you guys.”

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Christina Hendricks stuns famous pals with American Beauty revelation

Christina Hendricks has revealed she was the hand model for the iconic American Beauty movie poster.The 1999 film was advertised with a poster featuring a woman’s hand holding a rose on a naked stomach. And in a post on Instagram on Thursday, the Mad M…

Christina Hendricks has revealed she was the hand model for the iconic American Beauty movie poster.

The 1999 film was advertised with a poster featuring a woman’s hand holding a rose on a naked stomach.

And in a post on Instagram on Thursday, the Mad Men actress told her fans that hers was the hand in the snap.

“Fun fact…. wait for it…I used to be a model and sometimes a hand model…. this is my hand and another model’s stomach….proud to be a part of this film in ANY WAY!!! #americanbeauty,” she wrote alongside the poster.

Christina’s revelation was met with shock from many of her famous friends, with her Good Girls co-star Retta commenting: “Staaahhhppp”.

“This is important. How come I didn’t know this?” her former Mad Men co-star January Jones asked, while Busy Philipps wrote: “Wait…. What!?”

Meanwhile, Elle Fanning added: “I’M SHOOK!!!!!!”

American Beauty, which starred Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, and Mena Suvari, won Best Picture at the Oscars in 2000, with Kevin also winning the gong for Best Actor.

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Christina Hendricks stashes lip balms around her house

Christina Hendricks stashes tubes of her favourite lip balm all around her house.The actress, known for her roles in TV shows such as Mad Men and Good Girls, is instantly recogniseable for her strawberry-blonde locks and porcelain complexion. Christin…

Christina Hendricks stashes tubes of her favourite lip balm all around her house.

The actress, known for her roles in TV shows such as Mad Men and Good Girls, is instantly recogniseable for her strawberry-blonde locks and porcelain complexion.

Christina often wears bold red lipstick for her onscreen performances too, but she has now shared that she is all about using Burt’s Bees’ Tinted Lip Balm in Rose, a light pink, whenever she’s off-duty.

“This is still @burtsbees tinted chapstick in rose. I must have 15 of them in every purse and drawer in my house,” she captioned a recent selfie posted on her Instagram page.

Priced at around $8.99 (£5.99), the lip balm is a great budget-friendly option. And celebrity make-up artist Rachel Goodwin commented on the post too, noting that she is a fan of the Tinted Lip Balm in Red Dahlia, a berry shade.

“SAME! So many @burtsbees in Dahlia every bag! P.S. I like the freckles!” the beauty expert commented.

Elsewhere in the post, Christina responded to fan queries about the sunscreen brands she uses.

Describing herself as a “sunscreen groupie,” the 44-year-old explained that she uses products from Rodial, Supergoop!, SkinCeuticals, and Dermalogica.

“So as you might suspect… I don’t ever get a tan in the summer. BUT. I get even more freckles!!!!! I embrace my little friends who conquer all the sunblock I slather each day!!! Just tinted moisturiser with SPF… @rodialbeauty on top of other sunscreens that I change up. But EVERY DAY!!!!,” she added.

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Sienna Miller wants more female character studies in Hollywood

Sienna Miller wants to see more female-driven character studies onscreen. The 37-year-old stars in American Woman as Debra, whose only daughter disappears overnight, and she must live her life without knowing if her child is dead or alive. During an…

Sienna Miller wants to see more female-driven character studies onscreen.

The 37-year-old stars in American Woman as Debra, whose only daughter disappears overnight, and she must live her life without knowing if her child is dead or alive.

During an interview with Variety, Miller was quick to note that there aren’t many parts for women which allow them to explore the depth and drama of a character for the full-length of a movie.

“A woman that begins as one person and ends as another, to be able to explore that arc was just unheard of,” the mother-of-one explained. “To get that kind of role – it’s very rare. I hope that it will happen more and more for women and female stories.”

Miller stars alongside Aaron Paul and Christina Hendricks in the drama, and the Mad Men star heaped praise on her co-star, believing her performance is worthy of an Academy Award.

“She definitely deserves (an Oscar nomination),” Hendricks stated. “Every scene I was in with her was ‘wow.'”

Will Sasso, who plays Debra’s brother-in-law Terry, compared watching Miller transform into her grief-stricken character on set to a virtual reality experience.

“Sienna is on fire in this film. It was like the most amazing VR game. I got to experience American Woman the VR experience,” he added.

Miller was quick to reciprocate the praise of her co-stars’ performances by saying, “Everybody just stripped themselves down and was completely raw and open. There was no ego around. No pretension.”

American Woman is set to be released in the U.K. in October.

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Toy Story 4 breaks global box office records

Toy Story 4 has shattered world box office records for an animated film, despite a disappointing opening in America.The new movie, which sees Tom Hanks and Tim Allen reprise their voice-acting roles for the characters of Sheriff Woody and Buzz Lightyea…

Toy Story 4 has shattered world box office records for an animated film, despite a disappointing opening in America.

The new movie, which sees Tom Hanks and Tim Allen reprise their voice-acting roles for the characters of Sheriff Woody and Buzz Lightyear, respectively, has debuted with $238 million (£187 million) globally, beating The Incredibles 2’s $235.8 million (£185 million) launch in 2018.

But Toy Story 4 slightly underperformed in North America, failing to meet estimates but still coming in at number one with $119.5 million (£94 million) over the weekend. Disney bosses expected the feature to debut with about $140 million (£110 million).

Horror remake Child’s Play debuted in a distant second place in the U.S. with $14 million (£11 million), while Aladdin, Men in Black: International and The Secret Life of Pets 2 rounded out the new top five.

In spite of the shortfall, Cathleen Taff, distribution chief for Disney, told editors at The Associated Press that producers were pleased with the opening figure for the latest Toy Story sequel.

“The Pixar team has always been disciplined about making sure they have a compelling story to tell, and that is especially true when it comes to sequels if you look at their past,” she said in a statement. “Their process of sort of going through the rigor of making sure that this is a story people want told, the end result speaks for itself.”

When unveiled in 2010, Toy Story 3 made $110 million (£86 million), while the first two features in the franchise were hugely successful at the box office.

And while Toy Story 4 introduces new toys, such as Duke Caboom, as voiced by Keanu Reeves, and Gabby Gabby, played by Christina Hendricks, U.S. journalist Mark Harris has asserted in a widely-shared Twitter thread that audiences may be tiring of sequels.

“But even people who love franchise movies get older, get bored, want something new. (Maybe even something new that could become a franchise!) And it’s dangerous to assume that as those moviegoers fall off the treadmill, they’ll be steadily replaced by perfect, pliable new consumers,” he argued.

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Christina Hendricks fulfilled childhood dream with Toy Story 4 role

Christina Hendricks’ dreams came true when she landed the role of animated mob boss Gabby Gabby in Toy Story 4, because she’s a redhead who loves ventriloquist dolls.In the latest sequel, the Mad Men star’s character is pushed around in a stroller by c…

Christina Hendricks’ dreams came true when she landed the role of animated mob boss Gabby Gabby in Toy Story 4, because she’s a redhead who loves ventriloquist dolls.

In the latest sequel, the Mad Men star’s character is pushed around in a stroller by creepy ventriloquist dummies – just like the ones she used to dream about as a kid.

“As a child, I always wanted a ventriloquist doll and my parents would never get me one,” she explained. “So later in life my husband finally got me my ventriloquist doll and he’s in my office. I love him so very much.

“When I came in to do the voice, they were showing me this animation and I said, ‘You guys, this is blowing my mind. This little doll has red hair and blue eyes and hangs out with weird ventriloquist dolls. She is me!’ It brings up a sense of nostalgia as I was always wondering what my toys were thinking when I was sleeping or when I was at school… I imagined that they had this real life going on.”

Christina also enjoyed being a part of a project that featured strong female figures.

“Bo Peep is like a warrior,” the 44-year-old said of the character voiced by Annie Potts. “She’s the leader of everybody and it’s just such a strong, great, role model character. It’s so wonderful to watch her do it.”

The actress was also proud of the film’s overall message.

“There are so many movies where there are bad guys and good guys,” she added. “Gabby Gabby starts out as what audiences will think of as a bad guy. And we realise that everyone has a story, and there’s a reason why we become who we are, and you have to hear that story to understand them.”

Toy Story 4 hits cinemas from 20 June.

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Tom Hanks feared Forrest Gump wouldn’t ‘make any sense’

Tom Hanks had no idea what was going on while he filmed 1994 classic Forrest Gump.The actor portrayed the titular character, a slow-witted but kind-hearted man who witnesses and unwittingly influences several defining historical events in the 20th cent…

Tom Hanks had no idea what was going on while he filmed 1994 classic Forrest Gump.

The actor portrayed the titular character, a slow-witted but kind-hearted man who witnesses and unwittingly influences several defining historical events in the 20th century in the United States, in the Robert Zemeckis-directed movie.

But while Forrest Gump won six Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor in a Leading Role, Hanks has now admitted he was shocked by the flick’s success.

“We wondered what we were doing, and we wondered if it was all going to make any sense,” he laughed to an Entertainment Tonight reporter at the Los Angeles premiere of Toy Story 4 on Tuesday. “Any movie that you’re making requires two things. One, a huge leap of faith in the alliance you’ve made with everybody else who’s making the movie, and also trust in the process somehow, and that if you love it and you do your due diligence, and you never let go of the potential that it could be made, it will all work out.

“Fact is, that was a magnificent movie and a surprise either way. I think the reasons that it has lasted, (is) it’s accurate both to who we were back when it first came out and who we are still today.”

Elsewhere at the Toy Story 4 debut, Hanks spoke about voicing cowboy toy Sheriff Woody for the fourth instalment and the similarities between himself and the character.

“I am a team player. I love being part of an ensemble, and I think we are always in this together somehow,” the 62-year-old said to PeopleTV reporters. “Anybody can make it a miserable day by being cranky or self-centred or thinking that it’s all about them instead of all about the whole.”

Toy Story 4, also featuring the voices of Tim Allen, Christina Hendricks and Keanu Reeves, hits cinemas from 20 June.

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Don Rickles voicing Mr. Potato Head in Toy Story 4 two years after his death

The late Don Rickles will still be voicing Mr. Potato Head in the upcoming Toy Story 4.Don has been the voice of the crabby toy since 1995’s Toy Story, reprising the role in the 1999 and 2010 sequels, as well as numerous spin-off shorts.While the belov…

The late Don Rickles will still be voicing Mr. Potato Head in the upcoming Toy Story 4.

Don has been the voice of the crabby toy since 1995’s Toy Story, reprising the role in the 1999 and 2010 sequels, as well as numerous spin-off shorts.

While the beloved comedian passed away in 2017, at the age of 90, the Disney Pixar team have been able to honour his vocals by salvaging old recordings to slot into the fourth instalment of the franchise, due for release in June (19).

“Of course we loved Don obviously, and after he passed, his family contacted us and asked if there was any way that we could create a performance using the recordings that we had,” Toy Story 4 director Josh Cooley told Entertainment Weekly. “Now, he signed to be in Toy Story 4. Unfortunately, we did not get a chance to record him for the film. But we went through, jeez, 25 years of everything we didn’t use for Toy Story 1, 2, 3, the theme parks, the ice capades, the video games – everything that he’s recorded for Mr. Potato Head. And we were able to do that. And so I’m very honoured that they asked us to do that, and I’m very honoured that he’s in the film. Nobody can replace him.”

Josh also shared the sentiments on Twitter.

“‘Some people say funny things, I say things funny.’ – Don Rickles. All of his pieces may be replaceable, but his voice is not. Honored he signed on for TS4, honored he’s in TS4,” he wrote.

The highly anticipated fourth film brings back all the old favourites, voiced by Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and Joan Cusack, among others. There are also plenty of new A-list voices added to the mix, like Keanu Reeves as stuntman action figure Duke Caboom, Jordan Peele as Bunny and Christina Hendricks as vintage doll Gabby Gabby.

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