September 14th, 2011
12:31 PM ET
The Primetime Emmys are on Sunday, and "Mad Men" star Christina Hendricks knows exactly what lucky fellow she'll walk the red carpet with.
The 36-year-old actress, who's nominated for a best supporting actress in a drama series Emmy, told NYMag's Vulture that she'll be attending the ceremony with a 19-year-old Make-A-Wish participant.
She explains: "I'm an ambassador for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and one of the children, his wish was to go to the Emmys, so he's going to be my date."
Hendricks added that her husband, Geoffrey Arend, her father and her father's girlfriend will also join the two. "It's going to be really exciting. I'm really excited for him to experience that."
Hendricks, who has not one but two films ("Drive" and "I Don't Know How She Does It") in theaters this month, will next bring her talents to Chris Colfer's coming-of-age comedy, "Struck by Lightning."
Colfer, known for portraying Kurt Hummel on "Glee," has been branching out in TV, film and children's publishing. Colfer wrote "Struck by Lightning," which is expected to be along the lines of John Hughes classics "Pretty In Pink" and "Sixteen Candles," and will star along with Hendricks.
"Chris wrote this really great script," Hendricks tells Vulture. "I was really honored and proud to be a part of it. Chris is doing some really great stuff, so I was honored to be in his first movie."
The adoration flows both ways: Colfer told the Hollywood Reporter that Hendricks is "one of the sweetest people I've ever met. She's literally a Disney princess in human form."
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