04/06/2013 10:12 am ET

Christina Hendricks Talks Rejection, Ryan Gosling, Pencil Skirts For Flare Magazine (PHOTO)


It's hard to imagine a beauty like Christina Hendricks facing rejection, but it may have once been a reality for the actress. The "Mad Men" star was interviewed in this month's Flare Magazine, and sounds off on industry criticisms of her famous fiery hair.

Christina covers Flare Mag in a canary yellow Stella McCartney dress and reveals the style lessons Joan, her "Mad Men" alter ego, 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!"

We learn a valuable lesson from the interview: Don't let rejection get you down. "It’s something that I’m used to," Christina, a talented actress and a total bombshell, admits. She shares that Hollywood decisions can be random and can't be taken personally. "You’re either right for it or you’re not right for it. You could leave thinking you had the best audition in the world and they say you don’t look like the person I imagined. It has nothing to do with your talent. Someone could have just broken up with a redhead the other day and not want to hire me."

Hendricks confesses that she was totally intimidated by working with Ryan Gosling. (Um, we would be, too.) She says when Gosling asked her to be involved in "How to Catch a Monster," she replied, "One, of course, yes, and two, why me? And three, I don’t want to disappoint you.”

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