The Saturday Evening Post Interviews ‘Mad Men’ Cast

MAD MEN SATURDAY EVENING POSTThe Saturday Evening Post sat down with series creator Matt Weiner, Jon Hamm and five other key cast members to celebrate the final season of Mad Men. Below are some excerpts from the piece.

John Hamm on Don Draper

“Don Draper is a guy that looks good in all appearances and yet is essentially a disaster.”

January Jones (Betty) on fans’ reactions to her character

“People come up to me, and they straight up say that they dislike me.”

Vincent Kartheiser (Pete Campbell) on his wildest post-fame purchase

“The wildest thing I’ve bought is a Japanese toilet, a Toto, a fancy and expensive toilet … The Ferrari of toilets.”

John Slattery (Roger Sterling) on seeing his audition tape recently

“You watch yourself on the audition tape and flashback, ‘Oh my God, I started out and my kid was six years old, and he’s in high school now.’ You change, especially physically. I feel like I’m 100 years older than when we started.”

Elizabeth Moss (Peggy Olson) on character judgments
“The only time I heard a problem was people questioning my character’s choices in dating. Which I have in real life as well. But I’m always like, ‘Really? You never made a mistake in who you dated?’ And that’s Peggy’s story. She keeps making her mistakes over and over unfortunately.”

Christina Hendricks (Joan Harris) on the new attention focused on her
“I’ve had days of anxiety or panic about being looked at or being talked about, and that’s made me just want to stay home.”

Executive Producer and series creator Matt Weiner on fans’ investment in the show
“It’s been an education for me to realize that what a lot of people find entertaining is feeling superior to the activity that’s going on on the screen. They want to have their values reaffirmed; they want to have this sort of narcissistic gratification of ‘I know what’s going to happen.’ ‘I know how this world is going to work out.’ Or, ‘Thank God I’m not like that.’”

Hamm on the secret to the show’s success
“There are so many variables. At any point in the development of the show, somebody could have made a decision that ruined it. They could have put a flaw in it and magnified over time, but it didn’t happen. Instead, everybody made the right decisions, because everybody is in it for the right reasons.”

Christina Hendricks Posed For Playboy — She Wasn’t Naked — No Scandal

There’s a lot of buzz on the internet about Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks’ “Playboy past.”  Can I just say that unless she’s naked, there’s no scandal.  She’s in a bikini in a highly air-brushed and artistic photo-shoot, which is less revealing than if she was photographed by Paparazzi on the beach.  I’d also like to say that, despite the viewpoint of my highly conservative friends, Playboy is not a scandalous magazine.  There’s no longer a need to hide it under your couch cushions, and it’s certainly okay to take it to Starbucks and read it for the articles.  Isn’t it?  Perhaps that’s why I get such strange looks while I’m drinking my coffee.  To see the “scandalous” pictures, click the link below.


Scarlett Johansson Gets Called Out by Esquire Magazine – "You Ditched Us"

Esquire Editor-in-Chief David Granger revealed that Scarlett Johansson was set to appear on the cover of their ‘Women We Love’ issue as the selected best looking woman in America, but she dropped out at the last minute. They chose ‘Mad Men’ star Christina Hendricks instead. First of all, I’m all for calling out celebrities for their asshole moves, but by revealing this incriminating information about Scarlett you managed to drag Christina Hendricks name through the mud as well. Do you think she’s happy you let the public know that she was the second choice for the cover? As an aside, Hendricks was the better choice anyways. Using Scarlett would have been a completely unoriginal idea.