By Rebecca Ford, THR
Christina Hendricks has been busy on her long hiatus from AMC’s Mad Men.
Not only did she star in this summer’s dark thriller Drive and do a play in New York, but she also had time to star in a video game: Need for Speed The Run.
Hendricks stars in the game as Sam Harper, a wealthy woman who manages the best drivers in the cutthroat world of outlaw street racing. She teams up with a young driver, Jack Rourke (Sean Faris, The Vampire Diaries), for a cross-country race for a $25 million prize.
“She’s got a lot of money riding on it, but she’s also sort of protecting him because he’s from the old hood” Hendricks said of her character in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.
Another weekly feature I’m working on for Metromix is New on DVD, which lists the upcoming DVD releases for the week.
Metromix DVD pick of the week:
“Mad Men: Season 3”
Stars: Jon Hamm, John Slattery, Elisabeth Moss, January Jones, Christina Hendricks
If you thought seasons one and two of “Mad Men” were dramatic, then you’d better hold on to your Gibson martini because season three is all sorts of crazy. The British infiltrate the office when Sterling Cooper is bought out, little Sally Draper is afraid of her new baby brother and Don Draper’s secret identity becomes not-so-secret. Throw in a freak lawnmower accident and a secret gay love tryst, and you’ve got the most potent season yet.
Extras: Commentaries with creator Matthew Weiner and the cast; “Medgar Evers: An Unsung Hero” featurette; “Clearing the Air: The History of Cigarette Advertising” featurette; “We Shall Overcome: The March on Washington” featurette
Price: DVD: $49.98; Blu-Ray: $49.99
See the rest of this week’s here: Metromix.com