A Minute With: Elisabeth Moss and her dream 'Mad Men' role

Wed Apr 1, 2015 8:09am EDT
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By Jill Serjeant

NEW YORK (Reuters) - As AMC's hit period advertising drama "Mad Men" enters the second part of its final season beginning April 5, actress Elisabeth Moss reflects on her role as Peggy Olson, who blossomed from a shy secretary to an early 1960s feminist and rising female ad agency copy-writer.

Moss, 32, spoke with Reuters about how she never became bored with Peggy and how her character may, or may not, end up.

Q: What has it been like to spend seven years with this one character?

A: It's been a dream, a real pleasure. I love her and she will forever be one of my top three favorite people I will play in my life. She was so fun, and I feel like she changed so much over the years. It never felt like it wasn't challenging.

Q: Where is Peggy in her life at the start of the Part 2 final season?

A: It's always fun to see Peggy in her personal life and Peggy is not good at dating and men. She meets this guy and she gets carried away and thinks 'Oh my god, this could be something.' But of course, in typical Peggy style, she is not quite as good at it as you hope.

Q: The scenes between Peggy and Don Draper (the series' leading man, played by Jon Hamm) have been among the most talked about in "Mad Men."   Continued...

Cast member Elisabeth Moss poses as she arrives for a panel discussion for the television series "Mad Men" during the The William S. Paley Television Festival at the Dolby theatre in Hollywood, California March 21, 2014.  REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni