Matthew Weiner, Robert Morse, Christina Hendricks, Elisabeth Moss, January Jones, Jessica Pare, Vincent Kartheiser, and Kiernan Shipka participated in a Q&A after a screening of “Waterloo.”
Jon Hamm joined THR’s drama actors’ roundtable to talk Typecasting, among other things. Jon was also part of a L.A. Times roundtable (with Norman Reedus and Lizzy Caplan), including a bit about his TV debut:
An episode of a television show called “Providence,” starring one Melina Kanakaredes, Mike Farrell and Paula Cale. I was brought in as a guest star who was a bartender, and there was a costume party, it was around Halloween, and I dressed as Zorro somehow…
Christina Hendricks also talked to Cover Media about Joan’s contradictions, Cannes, and more.
John Slattery and Talia Balsam talk to GoldDerby about working together on Mad Men, among other things. John called the script for the series finale “extraordinary” and “electric.” John also talked to Variety about starting his directorial career on Mad Men.
Jessica Paré talks about the evolution of Megan with the L.A. Times.
Rich Sommer, Aaron Staton and Jared Harris will do a live table read of 1969: A Space Odyssey, Or How Kubrick Learned To Stop Worrying And Land On the Moon.
Janie Bryant talks to the Golden Globes about, well, the evolution of Mad Men costume design.
A reminder, if any was needed: The Walking Dead rules television.
The Walking Dead producer Jolly Dale calls the Season 5 premiere “by far the biggest episode that we’ve ever done.”
Robert Kirkman tells THR that TWD will “definitely going to hit the ground running for season five and we really don’t let up very quickly at all.”
Norman Reedus talks to the L.A. Times about the upside of episodic television and more. He was also part of a Variety roundtable with Aaron Paul, Jon Voight and more, in which Norman talked about his toughest scene. And he does a session with GoldDerby.
Danai Gurira talks Michonne at GoldDerby.
Gale Anne Hurd reveals she didn’t know Andrew Lincoln was British when he was cast as Sheriff Rick Grimes.
Anson Mount talks to Collider about Season 4 of Hell On Wheels.
Vince Gilligan is directing the Better Call Saul series premiere, and co-showrunning along with fellow Breaking Bad alum Peter Gould, creator of the Saul Goodman character.
Enthertainment Weekly named a scene from Breaking Bad‘s ”Ozymandias” as the best scene on TV this year.
Coming soon: the Walter White action figure.
This longish article on rape culture delves deeply into public perceptions of Joan’s rape in The Mountain King.
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