Actress Christina Hendricks was bullied at school

Updated: May 25, 2011, 08:52 AM IST

Los Angeles: Actress Christina Hendricks says she was bullied in school for her wacky dress sense.

The `Mad Man` star revealed that atmosphere at her "mean" school was so tribal, it reminded her of William Golding`s classic novel `Lord of the Flies`, reports hollywood.com.

"I went to a very mean school and was bullied like crazy. I was a bit of a goth with purple hair and I was also part of the drama group, which was filled with actors and writers and wasn`t really accepted by the rest of the school," Hendricks told You magazine.

"There was a long corridor with lockers on either side and kids would sit on top of them and spit on you. It was like something out of Lord of the Flies, but if I learned anything it was to remain true to myself and not to conform for the sake of it," she said.

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