‘Mad Men’ season 7: Sarah Silverman admits to ‘blowing’ audition

Mad Men -AMC has been putting out a variety of different videos featuring celebrities talking about the end of “Mad Men,” and we personally find the one featuring Sarah Silverman to be rather interesting. Why is that? It’s basically because in it, she admits to completely “blowing” the chance to play one of the most important characters of the early era in Rachel Benken, the department-store guru who was instead played by Maggie Siff.

Below, you can see Silverman talk about how Jon Hamm, who was briefly a part of her Comedy Central series “The Sarah Silverman Program,” called her at one point and told her to audition for the part. Her response? Telling him that she already had a TV show. “The Sarah Silverman Program” lasted for 32 episodes, while “Mad Men” became a cultural institution and also helped to make its network into a scripted cable power.

To Sarah’s credit here, it’s hard to really predict the future when you’re starring in your own show, and you are also much better known as a comic than an actor. Interestingly, though, Silverman was a part recently of “Masters of Sex,” another popular period piece drama. We would say that maybe she was inspired to do the show after not doing “Mad Men”; it may have been a combination of that, the role itself, and her real-life relationship with star Michael Sheen.

The final seven episodes of “Mad Men” will commence airing on Sunday, April 5 on AMC. We’re less than a month away, and hopefully, this means the network will start giving us more and more to discuss as time goes by.

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