Star’s surprise secret role in iconic movie
AHEAD of the 20th anniversary of American Beauty, Christina Hendricks has revealed she had a very random role in the Academy Award-winning movie.
The Mad Men star said she was actually the hand model for the film's iconic poster.
"Fun fact …. wait for it … I used to be a model and sometimes a hand model …. this is my hand and another model's stomach," the actress revealed via Instagram, adding, "Proud to be a part if this film in ANY WAY!!! #americanbeauty."
The internet was shocked by the news.
"WHAAAAAAT," her Good Girls co-star Mae Whitman commented. Retta also joined in, "Staaahhhppp."
"This is important. How come I didn't know this?" Hendricks' Mad Men co-star January Jones wrote.
And Elle Fanning wrote, "IM SHOOK!!!!!!"
American Beauty, which came out in September 1999, took home five Oscars, including Best Actor in a Leading Role for Kevin Spacey, who has been out of the spotlight following multiple misconduct allegations.
This story originally appeared in the NY Post and is republished here with permission