Hannah Einbinder Says Christina Hendricks Is a 'National Treasure' After Their Spicy “Hacks” Episode Together

Things between Einbinder and Hendricks' characters quickly turned hot and heavy before viewers were hit with an unexpected twist

<p>Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/Max</p> Christina Hendricks and Hannah Einbinder in

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Christina Hendricks and Hannah Einbinder in 'Hacks'

Hannah Einbinder is giving props to Hacks' amazing season 3 guest stars!

While speaking at the Max series' FYC panel on May 30, the actress, 29, opened up about working with Christina Hendricks for an episode titled "Par for the Course" and why the experience was "such a gift."

In the episode, Ava Daniels (Einbinder) tags along with Deborah Vance (Jean Smart) to a golf tournament with hopes of networking with television executives in order to land Deborah her dream job of becoming a late night host. When Ava decides to act as Deborah's caddy to prove she's "of the people," they run into Hendricks, a unnamed "gorgeous gold queen." Things between Ava and Hendrick's character soon turn steamy and the two head up to her hotel room.

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<p>Jake Giles Netter/Max</p> Christina Hendricks and Hannah Einbinder in 'Hacks'

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Christina Hendricks and Hannah Einbinder in 'Hacks'

Just when things get hot and heavy and the two undress, Hendrick gets turned off when Ava reveals she's not actually a "caddy girl" but a comedy writer and producer.

"She's an incredible actress," Einbinder said of Hendricks at the panel. "I'm a huge fan of hers and Mad Men. It's my favorite drama of all time. So it is so exciting when they told me they cast Christina and you know what I love about Hacks is that you know, nothing is ever one thing."

She recalled how "it was just so perfect" to watch Hendricks put the "pieces together" when they received their pages.

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"She is a national treasure, she's one of our finest actresses and it was really fun and really funny," Einbinder added. "Everything that I think we set out to do we did. That was such a gift and she's so cool."

<p>Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/Max</p> Christina Hendricks and Hannah Einbinder in 'Hacks'

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Christina Hendricks and Hannah Einbinder in 'Hacks'

Hendricks isn't the only familiar face that's made an appearance on Hacks this season.

Helen HuntChristopher Lloyd and George Wallace also guest starred, while former Scandal costars Dan Bucatinsky and Tony Goldwyn also reunited on the show.

<p>Jake Giles Netter/Max</p> (L) Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder on 'Hacks'

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(L) Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder on 'Hacks'

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The talented bunch joined returning cast members Paul W. DownsMegan Stalter, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Kaitlin OlsonChristopher McDonaldMark Indelicato, Rose Abdoo, and Lorenza Izzo.

Hacks stars Smart as legendary comedian Deborah, who is forced to hire up-and-coming writer Ava to help reinvent her aging act. Per the season 3 logline, Deborah “is riding high off the success of her stand-up special while Ava pursues new opportunities back in Los Angeles.”

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