People who aren’t me have the energy to hate a fictional character because that character is on Mad Men and Mad Men has the power to give LIFE. I watched the whole prior season and felt all the feelings about all the things except the show’s most-hated character, Megan Draper. Apparently someone informed actress Jessica Pare she has no friends here but she still wants to make friends. Pare told Elle Canada: ‘How can you not love Megan? I do. People will react to me as an actor, though. Everybody has their opinions. I’m the worst about, like, ‘Oh, I don’t like that actress’ for no reason. So I understand that, but I think the character is fantastic. She’s so spontaneous and genuine.’ More is below.
- On her surprise hit with Zou Bisou Bisou: ‘I know! I knew the song was catchy when I started working on that episode and everybody in the production office was singing it incessantly, and then I was singing it for about six weeks and then everybody in the cast was singing it for the next two. Hats off to Matt Weiner for choosing something that would capture people’s imaginations in such a great way.’
- On getting peace of mind with age: ‘Most of my good girlfriends are older, so I had only high hopes about turning 30 and so far I haven’t been disappointed. I feel like I have more fun; I’m able to let go of the things that don’t matter so much. I’m not saying ‘Congratulations! At 31, I’m a fully formed human being!’ Hopefully I’ll keep improving.’