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You don't have to throw a microphone far to make a fantasy in the film and television industry come true. From the Hogwarts halls to the Westeros and Mars gardens, so many stories evoke what we want or want to imagine but don't have. Back on Earth, such a (grounded) fantasy is explored Good girls, an NBC crime drama starring Christina Hendricks, Retta and Mae Whitman as three women involved in a project about good, bad girls that is beginning to penetrate their normal lives in an exciting and terrifying way. Unlike her more messy TV criminal predecessor Nancy Botwin weedChristina Hendricks & # 39; Character, Housewife Beth Boland, embarks on the strategic ease of a mother who knows how to do shit while the kids are sleeping. For reasons of necessity, Boland is forced to wear many hats: man, mother, woman, thief in the grocery store, sister, friend, member of the "book club", money launderer. we all do that.
Hendricks, with whom we spoke in advance Good girls The premiere of the third season on Sunday, February 16, depends on the hats – literally how they collect them, and they can take over their house or not, but also as an actress, aspiring director, thoughtful social -Media newcomer, a supportive and loving colleague and friend, an enthusiastic fashion fan, a dog mother (shout-out to triscuit) and much more.
All red hair and red lips and maximalist prints on prints on prints, the real Hendricks is brave, her personality is a reflection of the perspective she applies to her aesthetics. As Boland, on the other hand, she shows the highest Quotidian comfort, her burgeoning criminal tendencies are partially camouflaged by a calm soccer mother mask. Think cashmere sweaters. Imagine baking cupcakes. If Hendricks is a fascinator, then Boland is a pom-pom hat that is in a brown leather bag next to a shopping list, a certificate and a hand lotion that is hardly needed but is urgently needed. Practical, but can also hide your hair in a pinch.
Beth Boland is bustling with the handsome money launderer and crime boss (Manny Montana as Rio, below). In her case, she's really criminal, which, as Hendricks tells us, only adds to the show's humor. The actress welcomes the portion of self-confidence and says: "If you can play that every day, it is definitely an infusion into you."[Beth] was on the autopilot for so long and just thought she was a good mother, she was a good woman, she was a good organizer of the family, and she just put up with it and never got out of her lane. And suddenly she feels good, she feels sexy, she is afraid, she has adrenaline and she welcomes it. "(Would anyone else like to volunteer as a tribute?)
Despite all the bad things Hendricks and her co-stars have to deal with in the series – breaking many laws, disposing of a body, and so on – the series' real backstory is how well these women treat each other. They always have the back of each other and their bond flows into the show through their real friendships. "We always have fun," says Hendricks. "Spending every day with these women – we never stop laughing and we never lack conversation topics." The newest topics in their group chat include: To cheer and 90 days fiance, (It honestly sounds like one of my group chats.) In fact, her coworkers are what she likes most about working on this show. "I love Beth alone," Hendricks says, "but the magic happens when we are all in the same room and have chemistry with every actor. It's just great."
In some ways, all of this cheerfulness on the set could be a reaction to the stressful storylines – working with a criminal boss on an illegal operation isn't exactly a walk in the park. "Our whole body is tense during the day because we are constantly afraid of being caught, dying, or something terrible happening," says Hendricks. "If you want it to be credible, you have to go through these physical moments." To cope with this, she works on the line during the breaks the next day so that she has enough sleep after a long day at work. Then there is the physical side of self-care: "The three of us are joking that we all have dismay headaches and we want production to pay for massages," she admits and laughs.
Happy, Good girls"Fashion offers a certain amount of rest from stress. In the cloakroom Hendricks says to us:" It is so much fun because the costumes really lend themselves to the style and elegance of. " mad Men and they were almost characters in themselves that I loved, I love that the costumes disappear here. They are flattering and they are beautifully crafted pieces, so they fall just beautiful. I don't have to think about her. I put them on and I'm in them all day and they don't distract. But they also determine the character. It is a very comfortable and practical look. "
Like many working women, Boland has a uniform: four pairs of jeans, 20 pullovers, 10 blouses, and that's her "arsenal", as Hendricks put it. She continues: “Beth can do anything with this power cashmere and jeans. It stretches; it is moving. It can commit crimes; She can bake cookies. You'll see the same pieces over and over again because she's a real woman with a real closet, so that's really important to us. "
Aside from the fact that Hendricks stole some of her character's perfectly fitting sweaters from the set, she is much fancier than Boland. "I'll probably come in [to work] in fancier outfits than Beth in the morning and then in her more comfortable clothes, ”she admits. "I love fashion. I love everything that has to do with lace and pearls and Dries Van Noten, or everything that has to do with decoration and fabulous and feminine." At the moment she has a real etro moment and said to me: "I'm so in love with all this kind of bohemian, tapestry, rich, beautiful fabrics and its prints. I'm just overjoyed. More is more. I like clashing prints. I just think it's so good."
Another of Hendricks loved ones? Hats! She is bad with them and apparently says to me: "I have so many hats. I have so many hats that I have no storage space for them. I have hat trees. I have old vintage hat stands. That is a problem and I always buy new hats again. "Many people shy away from this accessory and feel like they don't have a hat face, whatever that means. But Hendricks disagrees. "I just think that everyone looks good in hats," she says, "and I feel that it makes every outfit more interesting and elegant."
I asked Hendricks about her hat because it appeared on Twitter when I mentioned I was interviewing the actress. Hendricks is not a native social media user herself and enjoys it more than she thought. She came to Instagram about a year ago and is fascinated by what other people choose to post. Her MO is thoughtful: "I'm learning a bit because it's a way of representing yourself and branding yourself, but nobody wants to feel like they're looking at a brand because what is it about?" She says. "The idea is to get to know you a little better. I try to do a really good job of showing who I am as a person and keeping it interesting. But I'm still learning as I go. "
This means that topics are addressed that are not asked in interviews – like your lamp collection. She thinks it's nice to talk about new things. As the top follows, Hendricks mentioned two: Amy Sedaris and Charlyne Yi. She is a big fan of Yi who shares poetry and art on the platform. "It always makes me better and always puts a smile on my face," Hendricks says of her report. "It's like a bit of magic. I love her." (Yi is expected to appear in the third season of Good girls.)
Another Twitter user wondered if we would see "Directed by Christina Hendricks" shortly. She is interested but, like many women, would like to continue her education before entering new territory. "I like to be very, very well prepared before I get involved," she says. "I just want to make sure I really know what I'm doing. I respect the art form so much. I respect the directors so much. I don't want to go in and just pretend I know what I'm doing if I don't I'm going there, but I want to make sure I'm really great. "I know the feeling, but I think we could all use a little more of Beth Boland's chutzpah. (According to recent research by LinkedIn, when applying for a new job, men only have to feel that they meet 60% of the criteria, while women like to be 100% prepared, which means that they ultimately apply for fewer jobs. But once they apply, they have to apply women are more likely to get an offer than men! Ridiculous, I know.)
On the other hand, the race is slowly and steadily winning, and I respect Hendrick's hectic pace. She is still working behind the scenes of the show and, together with showrunner Jenna Bans, is committed to getting updated artworks that don't exist Good girls Looks like a family sitcom. It is not. Hendricks actually has a message for people who may not have seen it yet: "It's weird and clever and quirky and bizarre and doesn't feel like a network show. It's a bit weird. That is why we are so proud of it. "
And if you, like me, are enthusiastic about the first season, here's a little foretaste of the third season: “I can definitely tell you that the story will be taken up directly. You will understand what happened very quickly and I am sure that this will be a consolation for many people. “Has tip Christina Hendricks.
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