Christina Hendricks To Play Brendan Fraser's Wife In Seconds of Pleasure
It's amazing what being a part of a massively successful television show can do for your career as an actor. For years Christina Hendricks' filmography was largely filled with guest spots on television shows from ER to Tru Calling. But with the incredible popularity of Mad Men and her ability to look jaw-droppingly beautiful in 1960s garb, she's getting her fair share of film parts. Starring in Tony Kaye's Detatchment and Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive later this year and recently signed on to I Don't Know How She Does It, Hendricks has done an excellent job of filling her schedule while her series is on hiatus, and now she's adding another.
Deadline is reporting that the actress has signed on for Seconds of Pleasure set to be directed by Mike Figgis and based on a script by Neil LaBute. An omnibus structure, the film is made up of a series of vignettes connecting the lives of passengers on a plane. Hendricks will play the wife of a character played by Brendan Fraser who catches him "in a compromising position." The rest of the cast is rounded out by Julia Stiles, Matt Dillon and Kristen Scott Thomas.
Considering my not-so-secret crush on Christina Hendricks, I will say that I'm happy to see her get more work, but not too thrilled that she's being paired up with Brendan Fraser. After all, that's the dude who's doing the fish heist movie.
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