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Mad Men Season 5 Interviews With the Cast – The Women

Last week, brought you a compilation of interviews with the actors from Mad Men‘s fifth season. This week, you can take a look back at Season 5 interviews with the women from the show. Below is a sampling of what the actresses had to say about everything from on-set hazing to Mad Men themes in everyday life. Click on their names to read the full text.

– “Remember that wonderful flashback sequence where Don is going after the job with Roger and he’s so young and eager and ballsy? He’s Peggy!” — Elisabeth Moss (Peggy Olson)

– “She’s finally trying to get out of that Stepford Wife persona, and I think people were more sympathetic to her when she wasn’t. I’m more defensive of her now because I have to be.” — January Jones (Betty Francis)

– “[Elisabeth Moss] and I watched the episode together and I got teary-eyed. It really was a long time coming.” — Christina Hendricks (Joan Harris)

– “It was embarrassing to have to get up and do the song and dance in front of all these people that I was really just meeting. It’s like a hazing!” — Jessica Pare (Megan Draper)

– “I think of Sally as not really rebelling, but more so just coping. She’s in an incredibly tough situation, and I can only imagine how I would react.” — Kiernan Shipka (Sally Draper)

– “The older generation of women didn’t given it all away… It was not about revealing everything that you can and highlighting every curve. It was much more stylish than that.” — Julia Ormond (Marie Calvet)

– “I instantly wanted to know more about [Beth] because she’s quite mysterious and she’s conflicted… I felt for her right away.” — Alexis Bledel (Beth Dawes)

– “[Jon Hamm] ushered me in as the director, but also as Don, the character, ushering Dawn in. It was really cool how that dynamic paralleled within the story and in our own lives. ” — Teyonah Parris (Dawn Chambers)

Click here to read interviews with the men of Mad Men.

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