Dream Job? 'Mad Men' Women Discouraged from Dieting

January Jones says the man behind the '60s-themed series wants his stars to "look like healthy women"

The male characters on Mad Men may have completely oppressive attitudes toward women, but apparently, the real (offscreen) bosses of the show are another story. According to The Daily Mail, actress January Jones (Betty Draper) tells the U.K.'s Tatler that the show's creator, Matthew Weiner, wants the women on Mad Men to keep the calorie count up. "He would prefer we didn't work out, and that we eat really well, so we look like healthy women," Jones, 32, revealed.

Working with Jon Hamm and discouraged from crazy Hollywood dieting?! Pretty sure that's the best job in show biz!

Jones also said she loves how the show has encouraged women that "it's okay to have curves and be a woman. I wish more women would realize that's what men like." 

Meanwhile, the show's cast member most famous for her curves, Christina Hendricks, was recently named "the ideal role model for young girls" by Britain's equalities minister Lynne Featherstone. The actress, 35, has admitted she was hurt by criticism of her voluptuous figure. Now, in an upcoming cover story for British GQ, she reflects on how the hit series has elevated her self-confidence: "I've never quite felt like I fitted in. It's as if I was invisible before Mad Men."

Do you think 'Mad Men' actresses look more like "real" women than other Hollywood stars? Chime in below!

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