‘Mad Men’ season 6: January Jones on the nature of learning spoilers
So just how secretive is the set of “Mad Men”? We have heard various stories over the years about just how hush-hush show creator Matthew Weiner likes to keep some of his stories, and you see it time and time again in the media based on how little actors are allowed to say in interviews about some of what is coming up.
Now, we’re hearing from one of the stars that they really don’t get an opportunity to even read an upcoming script for a season until the days leading up to the first table read. We imagine this makes it harder to ensure that you have all of your lines down, but this is why these people are professionals, right? Anyhow, January Jones had the following to say on this subject as a part of a new interview with Zap2It:
“We don’t find out [anything] until we get that first script for each season, which is a couple days before the table read … The only time I’ve ever gotten a little bit of knowledge is if I had to learn something specifically. Before Season 2, I was taking months of English horseback riding lessons…not really knowing why. I thought I was going to bite the bullet or something.”
The upcoming story for Jones’ Betty is almost sure to be an interesting one. We know already that she will have a larger role this season than when her pregnancy limited her availability last time around, but it’s still a little bit of a mystery just how much she can really fit into the story considering that she’s not too connected to the world of Don Draper except for her children.
What do you think about what January is saying here? If you want to watch a pretty hilarious new interview featuring Jon Hamm front and center, all you have to do is visit the story over at the link here.