JOHN SLATTERY + SON, Y’ALL. We spotted them at Tom Hanks’ play on Broadway earlier tonight and I stood literally two feet away from him. Like three times. Made my friend take this creepy photo while he was walking away. So cool!!
The best show on television finally returns tonight at 9 on AMC with a two hour premiere. Don’t miss it!
Mad Men Season 6
Guys! Less than a week to season six. I am so ready for it. Every day leading up to Sunday, we are going to be posting some kind of clip/video/link that we are encouraging you to (re)watch in order to get (even moreso!!) excited for the big day. FIRST UP:
Matthew Weiner, Jon Hamm, January Jones, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Jared Harris and Kiernan Shipka.
As the wait for the Mad Men’s sixth season is finally coming to an end, The Paley Center for Media is hosting a panel of the show’s cast and creative team to discuss all aspects of the peerless television drama. Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, Kiernan Shipka, John Slattery, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, Jessica Paré, and Matthew Weiner will all be there in person.
Tickets went on sale yesterday for the event which will take place in Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 6:30 pm ET in New York.
Check out all of the details at paleycenter.org.
Check out the photos I took and article I wrote on John Slattery for Interview.
“Do you ever think there’s a difference between not saying something because there’s nothing to say and not saying something because there’s just too much?”
Such is the kind of question raised by writer/director Brian Savelson’s new film In Our Nature, an insightful drama that probes the delicate dynamics that shape our familial and romantic relationships. This question in particular is posed by Gil, played by John Slattery, best known for his tour-de-force performance as Roger Sterling on Mad Men.
As he does each week with Sterling, Slattery is able to imbue Gil with a raw depth with a mere turn of phrase. Here is an actor who is truly present in his character—and who is absolutely riveting to watch. In Our Nature explores the subjectivity of memory, particularly as it relates to Gil’s relationship with his estranged son, Seth (Zach Gilford). Thanks to a logistical error, Gil and Seth end up at a family vacation home with their respective girlfriends on the same weekend.
Throughout its course, the men are forced to confront long-buried aspects of their relationship—some of which they see very differently. “Memories are just stories we tell ourselves about our past; and that’s often why they don’t match when we’ve shared the same experiences with someone,” Slattery said when we caught up with him recently.
Slattery’s choice of emotionally complex roles like Gil and Roger Sterling isn’t surprising once you’ve spent some time with him. “I’m troubled that the most popular movies today are the ones that deal with the simplest form of human emotions,” Slattery confides. “When I was growing up, the top movies dealt with grown-up, complex emotions.”
(And despite his role as Tony Stark’s father, Howard, in Iron Man 2, he doesn’t have a soft spot for superheroes: “I don’t care about them enough to have a favorite.”)
Frank, straightforward, and thoughtful, Slattery is willing to own up to his shortcomings: “My wife tells me I need to learn to be more patient with my son,” he says. But as with his screen characters, it’s what Slattery leaves unsaid that speaks volumes. When we asked about his guilty pleasure, he laughed: “I’m not sharing.”
IN OUR NATURE IS OUT IN LIMITED RELEASE TODAY, DECEMBER 7.