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Christina Hendricks: “American Beauty Live” at TIFF

Posted Friday September 7, 2012 2:10 AM GMT

Dusting off her stage chops, Christina Hendricks showed up at the Jason Reitman All-Star Cast Table Read of “American Beauty” at the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday (September 6).

The “Mad Men” hottie donned a black velour pants suit and maroon heels as she strolled into the venue where she read the part of Carolyn Burnham, originally played by Annette Bening in the film version.

In a previous interview, Jason Reitman explained that having Christina and Bryan Cranston play the leads was an ideal combination.

“When I think of those two roles, I think of Bryan Cranston and Christina Hendricks because they know how to balance domestic drama while making it scary and hilarious at the same time. There’s an intensity and hilarity to both of them. ...When I think of Christina on 'Mad Men' and Bryan on 'Breaking Bad,' that is the balance of both shows: they deal with extreme drama that can be funny at any moment, and that’s really at the heart of 'American Beauty.'”

Enjoy the pictures of Christina Hendricks at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival (September 6).

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