January Jones covers the May 2011 issue of Marie Claire UK. The Mad Men actress is going to be in between smokes for some time until her show comes back on air early 2012. So, in the mean time, she’s stuck doing horrible roles like the one she’s got in the upcoming X-Men: First Class; a movie for which she’s an extremely strong Victoria’s Secret model. The actress’ photo shoot for the magazine can be seen here and below. And her interview snippets, and behind-the-scenes video are below also. Because LeAnn Rimes isn’t the only person whose breasts have the ability to collapse in on themselves at will, Jones looks a few cup sizes smaller on the cover. I like the cover, as I’ve liked most of the British edition covers so far this year; the colour saturation used at least. I like the deep purples on this cover. I’m not really getting how she’s suddenly a large b-cup without the padded 50s underwear. But I like everything else about the cover, so I’m going to hold off raising the alarm. She gives a thin, stand-offish interview, but she does admit one thing that makes this interview worth noting. She, like Megan Fox and Daniel Radcliffe before her, admits she lies in interviews. Yeah, she told Marie Claire UK she lies at least half the time in interviews. Fox said she did it to throw the media off the scent so she could live her life. Radcliffe admitted he did it so he could have a love life; often lying about love interests. Jones says she’s bored talking about herself all the time.
- On her dislike of interviews: ‘When I talk about myself, half the time I’m lying.’ And now? ‘Maybe. I do it because I’m bored of talking about myself, or I have nothing left to say, or I want to be private that day.’
- On being the blonder Miser-Alba: ‘Everybody writes that they think I’m so unhappy,’ she says. And that’s not the case? ‘Not at all. I’m in my own head. I’m doing things. Keeping things interesting.’
- On Ashton Kutcher, her boyfriend of three years who, it’s been widely documented, told her she would never make it as an actress. She visibly bristles at the mention of his name: ‘I don’t comment about that,’ she replies in clipped tones. ‘And I never commented about him.’
- On whether she’s rich off Mad Men: ‘Financially, we don’t get paid very much on the show and that’s well-documented. On the other hand, when you do television you have a steady pay cheque each week, so that’s nice.’
- On a quote often attributed to her, in which she said the impulse behind her modelling career was ‘showing all those bitches in high school who said I wasn’t pretty.’ She refutes this: ‘Where are you getting this shit? It sounds like something I might have said when I was, like, 15. The bitches in high school were bitches because I was pretty.’