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Christina Hendricks's May Cover Story
On What Joan Did To Make Partner:
I know. I know. Well, I had been given some warning [Joan is asked to sleep with a client]. So I knew it was going to happen and as an actress you’re excited because it’s so meaty and great. I talked to Matt and he used that story line because he had heard so many stories of things like that happening. It was a different time and she’s protecting herself and her family and her baby and... I think the consensus is, you had to do what you had to do. Good for you. You made partner. I haven’t had much negative response to it, aside from people saying it’s heartbreaking. But no one has been like, “JOAN! Shame on you!”
On Joan's Fans:
Joan has a major support system, which is awesome. I think the funniest thing is that a lot of times people will call out “Joanie” in the grocery store. That’s not my name but I know you’re talking to me! I think it’s sweet because really only one person on the show calls me Joanie, and that’s Roger.
On What Joan Has Taught Her:
Definitely about having more confidence and trusting your decisions—and about pencil skirts, which I now have, like, 75 of. I was like, why didn’t I know about this skirt before!