In bizarre movie trivia news, Christina Hendricks, star of “Mad Men,” “Toy Story 4” and apparently iconic movie posters, says that is in fact her hand on the iconic poster for “American Beauty.”
Wait, what? You know the one. The poster for Best Picture winner “American Beauty” is an image of a svelte, nude stomach with a hand reaching across and holding a rose. And late Thursday, Hendricks – 20 years after the fact – claims in an Instagram post we’ve been looking at her hand on the poster this whole time.
“Fun fact…. wait for it…I used to be a model and sometimes a hand model,” Hendricks said. “This is my hand and another model’s stomach….proud to be a part if this film in ANY WAY!!!”
Just to be clear, Christina Hendricks does not actually star in “American Beauty,” which hits its 20th anniversary next month. Sam Mendes’s classic of American suburban malaise and comic-tragedy starring Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari, Peter Gallagher, Allison Janney and Chris Cooper would’ve come out when Hendricks was in her mid-20s.
Even a handful of celebrities expressed their astonishment at the news. Elle Fanning commented on Hendricks’s post in all caps, “I’M SHOOK!” Busy Phillips spoke for us all and gave a double take, “Wait…what?” January Jones asked, “How come I didn’t know this?” And Rachel Leigh Cook demanded to know, “What else are you hiding from us??”
Our thoughts exactly Rachel Leigh Cook! How many other movie posters have hidden celebrity appendages? Next Hendricks will tell us that’s also her hand on the poster for “E.T.“
You can see her hand for yourself in her Instagram post below: