The actress, better known as Joan Holloway, the fan favorite on the iconic AMC series Mad Men, through The Rich Eisen show Friday to talk about his famous career.
Going through a fact or fiction part of their conversation, Eisen asked if it was true Hendricks is on the America Beauty poster. The actress said it was true, but only part of the whole picture is her.
“I was a model and one of the shows I had was to go shoot a movie poster,” Hendricks explained. “I had no idea what the movie was. There were two models, me and another. We did different versions of her hand, her belly, my belly and her hand, my hand and both. My hand succeeded and his stomach did.
She continued, “I did a few concerts where I did hand modeling. I was a ballet dancer so I guess I know how to move my hands elegantly. It was just a simple concert. I probably got paid $ 100 or something. I was just happy to have a job. I didn’t know what american beauty was going to be. And then I finally saw and I was like, “Hey, this is my hand! I thought very little about it for a very long time.
american beauty was a massive box office and critical success. The film won five of the eight Oscars for which it was nominated, including Best Director for Sam Mendes and Best Picture.
Hendricks is now playing on NBC Good girls, which is currently in its fourth season.
Watch the full Conditions segment below.