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Christina Hendricks quizzed on Hamm's looks

Christina Hendricks has countless women come up to her and saying they can relate to her Mad Men character.

The Mad Men actress is bidding farewell to the show, which will come to a close in its seventh series next month.

It's a sad time for the cast and the show's fans, who have been intrigued ever since Christina's sassy Joan Harris and Jon's ladies' man Don Draper hit their screens for the first time in 2007.

"There's something about the show that makes people want to tell their story and how they relate to it," Christina mused to British newspaper Metro.

"So many people tell me, 'I totally understand, I'm in advertising,' or 'I was Peggy [Olson, played by Elisabeth Moss]'. Others have burning questions. Usually, it's: 'What's Jon Hamm like? Is he really that handsome?'"

Joan has become something of a feminist icon with her feisty on-screen attitude - despite the often sexist and male-dominated setting of a 60s' advertising agency.

Even today, the 39-year-old actress believes gender equality is a work in progress.

"I've been in rooms where sexual innuendos are being made while I'm sitting there talking proudly of the work I've done, or people are talking about things that have nothing to do with my accomplishments," she explained.

"I can absolutely relate to that. It's still very much present."

Christina has already bagged a party in horror-thriller The Neon Demon, which will be out next year. It's some consolation, but she will still miss Mad Men.

"I thought, there's no way I could be happy with the ending, because it is ending," she admitted. "But I am very happy with the way things end for Joan and that surprised me, because I love her so much and to say goodbye is just so weird."

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