Basket of News, Mar. 28- Apr. 3, 2015

 Posted by on April 3, 2015 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News
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ICYMI, Deborah has a spoiler-free review of the Mad Men midseason premiere. The Lipps also posted Part 3 of their writeup for the  Lincoln Center event.  BTW, Film Society of Lincoln Center has posted a podcast of the event.

The presentation of Mad Men artifacts to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is covered by the Washington Post (which has video of Matthew Weiner speaking at the event), as well as the BBC and of course

Matthew Weiner and Kiernan Shipka did an adorbs joint interview with the New York Times. Kiernan also talks to the National Post about the Season 7 diner scene between Sally and Don, to Vogue about her favorite moment with Jon Hamm, working with eight different onscreen brothers, and whether or not she’ll end up in fashion.  She did a photo shoot with Marie Claire and a short video at The Vine.

Matt Weiner told Vulture that Don Draper is a hero of assimilation. (via Polly Draper)  He was also the guest on NPR’s latest “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me.” (via Allison)  He talked about his journey and teased Season 7 to the New York Daily News and the Associated Press.  He discussed Don and Tony Soprano at the Daily Beast.  And he talked to the Jewish Daily Forward about what comes next, what he kept from the set, and all the Jews on the show.

Jon Hamm reflected on Don Draper with the New York Times.  And Polly Draper rounded up a ton of Hamm…links.  Jon talked to Alan Sepinwall about Peggy, Don’s style, his taste in women and much more.  He also did an exit interview with Variety, with video. (Marly sent us this one also)  He talked about unwinding from Don at People.  He was to start filming his next movie soon, but on April 1st, he was named manager of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Elisabeth Moss talks with Reuters about how she never became bored with Peggy and how her character may, or may not, end up.  Seems like there’s a bit of a spoiler here, but maybe not, as she’s usually so good at secrecy.  Ms. Moss and Mr. Weiner both talked to the Wall Street Journal about… elevators.

Vincent Kartheiser talks with Vulture about Pete Campbell and the rest of the gang walking off into the sunset, the Illuminati and (as always) the Alamo.

John Slattery talks to HitFix about Robert Morse, directing, and learning to recognize exposition.  There is a minor –but awesome–spoiler that Mr. Weiner apparently did not embargo.

Christina Hendricks drinks pints in Soho with the London Evening Standard.

January Jones did a photo shoot shared in a Betty-centric chat at E! Online; Us Weekly reports JJ is dating her fellow Last Man on Earth star Will Forte.  She also talks Betty at Rhapsody magazine.

Jay R. Ferguson and Kevin Rahm answered “11 Questions” apiece for the A.V. Club.

Aaron Staton has joined the cast of Showtime’s Ray Donovan.

The MM cast dished their favorite moments to the New York Post.

Janie Bryant talks to the Daily Beast and The Wall Street Journal about seven seasons of sartorial stunners. (via Polly Draper)

AMC breaks down Mad Men by the Numbers. (via Polly Draper)

The special 90-minute season five finale of The Walking Dead was the highest-rated finale in series history, and the show remains the #1 show in all of television among adults 18-49.

At THR, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd broke down the events of the finale and gave an early glance at season six.

The Walking Dead used the season finale to unspool the first look at the zombie drama’s spinoff.

With Morgan’s return, Lennie James got the media love this week, from Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, Variety, and TVGuide, to name a few.

Andrew Lincoln talks about Morgan at Entertainment Weekly, Rick at THR, and Jessie at the Daily Beast.

Steven Yeun talks Morgan with Variety.

Norman Reedus talks to THR about how he might fit in at Alexandria, and to Entertainment Weekly about Daryl and Ross’ moment in the car.

BTW, people actually live in Alexandria.

Josh McDermitt is glad that Eugene is finally killing walkers.

Nathan Fillion penned a love letter to TWD.

Better Call Saul‘s Bob Odenkirk talked about making Cinnabons on The Late Late Show.  He also talks to AMC about his initial reaction to starring in a Breaking Bad prequel, what his former castmates think of the series, and whether he’d prefer to have Saul or Jimmy as his legal representation.

Rhea Seehorn talks about Kim Wexler’s relationships with Jimmy and Howard and getting a pedicure from Bob Odenkirk.  She also visited KTLA.

Giancarlo Esposito channeled Gus to encourage Vince Gilligan to cast him in Better Call Saul.

Dave Porter, Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad‘s composer, talked to esquire about the differences in scoring the two shows.

Hayley Atwell took questions about Agent Carter and Ant-Man at the Emerald City Comicon; Uproxx compiled the answers.

Basket of News is compiled by Deborah and Karl — and Basketcases like you.


  6 Responses to “Basket of News, Mar. 28- Apr. 3, 2015”

  1. If Lizzie Moss says something oblique it in an interview may we repeat it here? She said:

    “(Peggy) meets this guy and she gets carried away and thinks ‘Oh my god, this could be something.’ ”

    If January Jones says something even more oblique it in an interview may we repeat it here? She said:

    “each of the last seven episodes could have been the final episode”

    Looks like we will be viewing S7.1 episodes this weekend.

    (Final Four games will have to wait)

  2. Hey, Elisabeth Moss just joined Instagram.

  3. Also just found Rich Sommer doing a Microsoft podcast.

  4. Has anyone mentioned Jon Hamm in The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix? He makes an appearance half way through the season. If you love Jon being hilarious, I suggest you check it out. It’s a show by Tina Fey.

  5. Don Draper is a hero of assimilation? Is Weiner talking about class?

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