updated 10/05/2012 AT 6:30 PM ET
•originally published 10/05/2012 AT 6:00 PM ET
What was supposed to be an interview about glasses quickly turned into a tense exchange about Christina Hendricks’s hourglass silhouette.
During a promotional trip Down Under to host the Specsavers 2012 Spectacle Wearer of the Year awards, the Mad Men bombshell looked miffed when Australia’s Sun-Herald Fashion Editor Kate Waterhouse used the F word to describe the actress’s body.
“You have been an inspiration as a full-figured woman. What has been the most inspiring story that you can remember, where you’ve inspired someone?” Waterhouse asked.
Hendricks, 37, giggled and rolled her eyes and began answering the question but then turned to her publicist off-camera to intervene.