Can I just say, much as I love all this buzz, I’ll be happy when my news-gathering duties slow down a little. I’m going to the beach. Don’t panic if the news isn’t updated. Leave links here.
Cleveland.com has a nice interview with Robert Morse:
“I even come to work when I’m not working, because I don’t belong to a senior club. So I feel this is my club, and I come down to the set sometimes just to get the free lunch and hope that I’ll be in next week’s show.”
For now the beard “portends of times to come,” [Gladis] says. “And in within the confines of Sterling Cooper, he rides the changes of the 60s as much as any of these guys do.”
The AV Club has a juicy two-page interview with Matt Weiner. He talks about his “10 year plan” (not), how commercial breaks affect writing, and being a micro-manager. Good times.
New York‘s Culture Vulture does the wildest, funniest description of Pete Campbell ever:
Pete is played by Vincent Kartheiser, formerly best known as Angel’s sulky jerk of a teenage son, an actor who has developed an intriguing expertise at what might be termed poignant crumminess. Even among his Ãœber-masculine colleagues, Pete’s sexuality is downright weird, date-rapist with neurotic streaks of caveman.
Business Week does the businessy side of Mad Men, talking about Ad Revenue, buzz-envy, and the like.
Whedonesque pointed out (thanks, zeitgeist!) this LA Times article that I had already linked to…but hadn’t noticed that Whedon veteran writer (and parking ticket singer) Marti Noxon is joining the Mad Men writing team. Huzzah!
The Boston Globe, a much better paper than the Boston Herald, likes Mad Men, and gets off some neat wordplay:
And so it is official: Made men have given way to “Mad Men” as we enter the post-”Sopranos” TV world.