Jessica Paré and boyfriend John Kastner are expecting their first child together.
Matthew Weiner, picking up his “Outstanding Television Writer” award from the Austin Film Festival, took time out to honor Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone as a major formative influence on his work. He also talks about Serling at length in this vintage interview at TV Time Machine.
Elisabeth Moss discusses Mad Men, breaking up, and getting career advice from Bryan Cranston.
Jon Hamm cracks up Lisa Kudrow on Web Therapy. (via Polly Draper)
Teyonah Parris talks to BuzzFeed about her newest projects, Dear White People and Survivor’s Remorse.
Kiernan Shipka has joined the cast of Fan Girl, with Meg Ryan.
Kevin Rahm will have a recurring role in Season 3 of A&E’s Bates Motel.
Andrew J. West (Gareth) talks to AMC about his first day on The Walking Dead set and his character’s true nature. He also talked to THR about the reaction to Gareth, and to Entertainment Weekly about his experience on the show.
Danai Gurira tells jokes to Esquire talks Michonne.
Steven Yeun talks to USA Today about things that scare him.
Melissa McBride talks to Yahoo TV about Carol’s story for the rest of Season 5.
Entertainment Weekly compares The Walking Dead with… The Lord of the Rings.
Dana Carvey impersonates Rick and Hershel for Conan O’Brien.
Bob Odenkirk talks to THR about the ratio of drama to comedy in Better Call Saul.
AMC has had success with shifting Hell on Wheels to Saturday nights.
Jake Weber tells AMC what he enjoys about playing a villain like John Campbell.
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