Elisabeth Moss was attracted to Mad Men because of her character's "delicious complications."
The 29-year-old actress - who plays secretary-turned-copywriter Peggy Olson in the TV series - took on the role because she relished the opportunity to play a quiet, "naïve" secretary who sleeps her way to the top.
"I loved the fact that she was this really naive, inexperienced, wide-eyed woman - she didn't even know how to use a typewriter - and then, at the end of the pilot, she sleeps with one of her bosses."
Peggy has risen up through the ranks at the fictional 1960s Sterling Cooper advertising agency eventually progressing to effectively be main character Don Draper's [Jon Hamm] second-in-command in the creative department, but Elisabeth doesn't believe her alter-ego is out to clinch the creative director's job: "She's moving up and they're passing each other on the way. I have no idea but I don't think she wants [the job]. I think she wants her own job, her own life, her own power."
Christina Hendricks borrows clothes from the Mad Men set.
The 36-year-old actress says playing office manager Joan Harris in the 1950s drama has helped boost her own sense of style and she sometimes can't resist taking home some of the outfits rejected for her character.
"I have certainly learned silhouettes from Joan. I wear a lot more pencil skirts and things like that - I realize they look good on everybody. Sometimes there are dresses that Joan doesn't end up wearing and every once in a while I will borrow one for an event," she said.
However, Christina insists her personal style is a little more reserved than her character's: "I like to sort of be 'put together.' I've actually been a fan of being a bit more covered up than Joan. I've always believed that's a sophisticated and sexy look."
Mad Men fans, you'll be able to relive the first four seasons of the series beginning tomorrow on Netflix Watch Instantly. If you've never seen the show, now's a good time to check it out, as it's one of the most popular shows on cable television. Of course, you'll need a streaming account, which has just recently been made its own product, offered at $7.99 per month.
AMC hit drama Mad Men was the big winner at the inaugural Critics' Choice Television Awards yesterday.
The TV series picked up Best Drama, while its stars John Hamm and Christina Hendricks won the Best Actor in a Drama and Best Supporting Actress in a Drama prizes respectively. Christina shared her accolade, however, with Margo Martindale of Justified.
Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:
- Castle (ABC) - Season 4
- Cougar Town (ABC) - Season 3
- Downsized (WE) - Season 2
- Grey's Anatomy (ABC) - Season 8
- Hardcore Pawn (truTV) - Season 3
- Jerseylicious (Style) - Season 3
- Judge Karen's Court (Syndicated) - Season 2
- Mad Men (AMC) - Season 5
- Man vs. Wild (Discovery) - Season 6
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The Golden Globe contenders for the 2010-11 season were officially announced Tuesday morning in Beverly Hills by Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel and Blair Underwood.
Last year's Best Comedy Series winner, Glee, lead all television programs with a total of five nominations. Five series -- 30 Rock, Boardwalk Empire, Dexter, The Good Wife and Mad Men -- tied for second place with three nods each.
Here are some of the notable omissions/inclusions from this year's list of nominees:
- The Good Wife was the only non-cable series to be recognized for Best Drama.
- The Walking Dead replaced that other horror series (True Blood), giving AMC two nominations in the Drama category.
- The limitations of the Best Supporting Actor category meant only two acting noms for the cast of Modern Family.
- Jennifer Love Hewitt has found herself pitted against Claire Danes ... and Dame Judi Dench.
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards -- hosted again by Ricky Gervais -- will air Jan. 16 on NBC.
(You can find the full list of nominees after the jump. Click here for the film nominations.)
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(Make sure to check out TV Envy’s Programming Schedule.)
- 90210 (CW, 8 p.m.): “Debbie applies for a job as an assistant to a very pregnant Jen.” She’ll do whatever it takes to
stay on the showprovide for her family.
- House (FOX, 8 p.m.): “A patient who can’t stop vomiting is also hiding secrets.” A few more trips to the toilet, and he’ll be ready to cough them up.
- Castle (ABC, 10 p.m.): “Castle posits time travel as a possible element in the murder of a mathematician shot by a 200-year-old bullet.” Having seen Timecop, I fully support this theory.
Earlier this week, TV Envy had the opportunity to chat with actress Molly Ringwald—star of Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club – on a variety of subjects including her new book (Getting the Pretty Back), teen pregnancy in Hollywood, her Pretty in Pink dress, reality TV and her connection to another famous redhead.
In addition, Ringwald talked to us about her recent partnership with Ragu. The working mother of three explains why she teamed up with the famous brand and how the company’s Old World Style sauces play a role in her family’s nutrition. (Those who visit Ragu’s Facebook page can also hear Molly talking about her mealtime tips there. Cooking demos and simple recipes are also available.)
Molly can currently be seen on The Secret Life of the American Teenager. That ABC Family series is in the middle of its third season.
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Tonight, the annual Emmy Awards telecast will be aired live on both the East and West Coasts (finally!). The ceremony will also incorporate fan tweets into Jimmy Fallon’s material—but will there be any other surprises in the 2010 broadcast?
Will 30 Rock continue its domination in the Comedy category, or will Glee - or even Modern Family - finally topple the reigning champ? Will Mad Men snag another Best Drama win, or will Lost get a statue for its final season?
What will Conan O’Brien say if he wins for The Tonight Show during this NBC event? Will Elisabeth Moss address soon-to-be ex-husband Fred Armisen if she wins for Best Supporting Actress? Oh – the awkward possibilities are endless!
So who won and who lost at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards? Read our West Coast play-by-play account of this evening’s telecast and find out!
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- The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family, 8 p.m.): “Amy’s friends and family forget about her birthday.” Everyone’s so wrapped up with her sister’s wedding to the oily beau-hunk.
- Miss Universe Pageant (NBC, 9 p.m.): “Global beauties compete in swimsuit, evening gown and interview categories at the 59th annual gala, hosted by Bret Michaels and Natalie Morales.” It’s like Bret almost died and went to heaven.
- Rizzoli & Isles (TNT, 10 p.m.): “A shooter aims for runners participating in the Boston Marathon.” Boston Marathon, biathlon—same diff!
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