nprfreshair:

Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner tells Fresh Air about Jon Hamm’s audition for Don Draper. It’s hard to believe that it wasn’t that long ago Hamm was an ‘unknown person,’ isn’t it? 

"It’s become part of the legend of the show that he had to audition seven times, and that was not my doing. He was an unknown person and [the network] required some convincing to rest this multi-million dollar property on an unknown person. …
My litmus test was, at the end of the pilot you find out that he’s married and I would just sort of watch the audition and say, “Do I hate this man? Do I hate this man for cheating on his wife? Do I hate him after everything I’ve seen?” And Jon had a depth and maybe carries — even if it’s fictional — a sense of a wound, a sense of a conscience, a sense of conflict. You’re seeing it on the show all the time. He brought that to it.
Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and I think, “Oh my God, what if I didn’t cast him?” You know? Well, I wouldn’t have a show.”

nprfreshair:

Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner tells Fresh Air about Jon Hamm’s audition for Don Draper. It’s hard to believe that it wasn’t that long ago Hamm was an ‘unknown person,’ isn’t it? 

"It’s become part of the legend of the show that he had to audition seven times, and that was not my doing. He was an unknown person and [the network] required some convincing to rest this multi-million dollar property on an unknown person. …

My litmus test was, at the end of the pilot you find out that he’s married and I would just sort of watch the audition and say, “Do I hate this man? Do I hate this man for cheating on his wife? Do I hate him after everything I’ve seen?” And Jon had a depth and maybe carries — even if it’s fictional — a sense of a wound, a sense of a conscience, a sense of conflict. You’re seeing it on the show all the time. He brought that to it.

Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and I think, “Oh my God, what if I didn’t cast him?” You know? Well, I wouldn’t have a show.”

Reblogged from nprfreshair

thebagladyshops:

BEST DRESSED: EMMY AWARDS 2013 - in no particular order
Elisabeth Moss in Andrew Gn
Elisabeth Moss isn’t often one of my favourites on the red-carpet but she stood out at the Emmys last night. The Mad Men star wore a dramatic sparkly please forgive me for using the word sparkly black and white gown. I loved not only how the gown fit perfectly but also that Elisabeth styled it in a dazzling fashion making the look come alive and look, bold, sophisticated, simple, sharp and seductive, in equal parts.
Her blonde pixie do was swept to the side and her lips and nails were painted a bright orange-red which adds to that boldness and makes the look punchy. I cannot get over the simplicity of the gown and how it fits Moss perfectly, she looks so vibrant and wears the gown well. Truly amazing.

thebagladyshops:

BEST DRESSED: EMMY AWARDS 2013 - in no particular order

Elisabeth Moss in Andrew Gn

Elisabeth Moss isn’t often one of my favourites on the red-carpet but she stood out at the Emmys last night. The Mad Men star wore a dramatic sparkly please forgive me for using the word sparkly black and white gown. I loved not only how the gown fit perfectly but also that Elisabeth styled it in a dazzling fashion making the look come alive and look, bold, sophisticated, simple, sharp and seductive, in equal parts.

Her blonde pixie do was swept to the side and her lips and nails were painted a bright orange-red which adds to that boldness and makes the look punchy. I cannot get over the simplicity of the gown and how it fits Moss perfectly, she looks so vibrant and wears the gown well. Truly amazing.

Reblogged from thebagladyshops