In the latest issue of Total Film magazine, we pour ourselves a mid-morning whisky and stroll onto the stylish ‘60s set of Mad Men.
We chatted to creator Matthew Weiner and his cast, including Don Draper himself, Jon Hamm.
Season 5 sees Don at a bit of crossroads, having recently married his much-younger secretary Megan (Jessica Paré), and hitting the big 4-0.
“Don’s age – and being called ‘old’ by Megan – is very significant,” Hamm told us.
“The ‘60s were when youth began to become an important commodity, but now we see Don being marginalised by the younger characters.”
And outside of the office, there’s still plenty to be uncover from Draper’s mysterious history, with Hamm explaining: “There’s a lot of his past still to be mined, and a lot of that is revealed and explored this season.”
But Don’s in a good place now, with a beautiful wife and wide grin, right? “I wouldn’t get too married to that smile,” Hamm warns intriguingly.
Mad Men Season 5 is currently showing on Sky Atlantic HD.
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