“I do, especially his fun-loving side. Actually, it hit me about the fourth or fifth episode, when we were hanging out and just having a good time and Elisabeth started putting on this fat suit and we were all making jokes… We’ve been referred to at times as the frat boys, the three of us (Michael Gladis, Rich Sommer and me), and I was like, you know what, this really isn’t all too different — it’s just that when the camera rolls, we get to say things that are a lot smarter.”—Aaron Staton to the question: Do you see any similarities between you and Ken? (via fuckyeahaaronstaton) (via fyaaronstaton)
‘Mad Men’ Resumes Production Next Week, Jon Hamm to Direct
This TV season just isn’t the same without the Sunday night summer cocktail that is “Mad Men,” but fans will be glad to hear the gang is suiting up for new episodes after contract negotiations delayed the upcoming season.
AMC executive Joel Stillerman addressed a room full of reporters Thursday at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Beverly Hills, making several announcements about the network’s programming.
First up was the announcement of the return of Seasons 5 and 6, as Stillerman confirmed that “Mad” creator Matt Weiner and his team are in the writers’ room breaking stories for this season, with production set to start on Monday, August 8.
He also added that leading man Jon Hamm will be working harder than usual.
“When they start shooting, Don Draper and the rest of the cast will be in front of the camera and Jon Hamm will be making his directorial debut of the season premiere of Season 5.”
Mad Men's Kiernan Shipka Recommends 'The Beautiful Girls'
With all four seasons of “Mad Men” now available to stream instantly on Netflix, we’ve compiled our favorite episodes from the past four years. Kiernan Shipka, who plays Sally Draper — and is the show’s youngest legitimate star— kindly added her pick to the mix. Her role on “Mad Men” has deepened throughout the seasons, as she grappled with her parent’s separation, her grandfather’s death and having her one friend taken away from her. Shipka has portrayed the troubled Sally with unexpected depth, as equally convincing throwing a tantrum as she is swallowing her pride. This all comes to the fore no more than in episode nine of season four, “The Beautiful Girls,” which is Shipka’s Netflix Instant pick:
I recommend the episode “The Beautiful Girls.” (This was my first chance to work with Elisabeth Moss and Cara Buono. It was awesome.) Despite the emotional depth of the episode, there was such great comedy written throughout. There were some pretty funny exchanges between Fay and Sally, and Peggy and Sally. Who could forget RUM FRENCH TOAST! And Ms. Blankenship’s death will go down as one of the best death scenes EVER — shocking, tragic and funny.