Working with Ryan Gosling gave me anxiety: Christina Hendricks

Updated: Apr 11, 2013, 09:55 AM IST

Los Angeles: `Mad Men` beauty Christina Hendricks battled nerves and anxiety after Ryan Gosling approached her to star in his directorial debut `How To Catch A Monster`.

The 37-year-old previously worked with Gosling on 2011 crime drama ‘Drive’, but admits she felt intimidated about being one of the leading ladies in his upcoming sci-fi thriller, reported Us magazine.

"Gosling called me and asked me if I was interested in doing this film and I said, `One, of course, yes, and two, why me? And three, I don`t want to disappoint you`. He`s been fantastic, involving me artistically and letting me be along the road of casting and costume design.

"I`ve seen story boards and imagery and I`ve heard music. It`s the largest role I`ve ever had, so this is one I`m definitely aware of my anxiety about," she said.

While Hendricks` `Mad Men` co-stars have become "like family", the redhead still feels apprehensive about working on movie sets.

"Every time you do a film it`s like the first day of school. You don`t know what the kids are going to be like; you don`t know what your environment is going to be like. The first-day jitters that everyone gets last a little longer for me."