Enchanting Elisabeth Moss Gallery > Mad Men > 701 “Time Zones”
When Mad Men, AMC’s 1960s advertising drama, began, probably the only person who knew the clueless secretary with the unflattering bangs would become the show’s hero was its creator, Matt Weiner. The first episode was Peggy Olson’s first day on the job, her ears sticking out, her clothes ill-fitting, her ambitions unformed. But with each season, Mad Men’s own girl Friday has ascended the corporate ladder, gaining power, sophistication, and better haircuts, only to arrive at the end of last season in her mentor Don Draper’s chair, finally wearing the literal (houndstooth) pants.
“In the opening credits, my name is after Jon Hamm’s, who stars as Draper,” recalls Elisabeth Moss, the 31-year-old actress who plays Peggy. “But when I did the pilot I was not necessarily in that position. I’m No. 4 on the call sheet. But Matt put me second in the credits. I guess he knew what was going to happen.” Don may be the show’s dashing face, but Peggy has always been its point-of-view character, “our Virgil,” in the words of Hamm, “leading us through this hellscape of ’60s advertising.”
Film Independent has provided HitFix with the first series of presenters this year and they are all independent film or TV veterans.
“Mad Men” star Elisabeth Moss received kudos at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival for her performances in “The One I Love” and “Listen Up Philip.”
Sarah Paulson is the officially unrecognized member of the “12 Years A Slave” ensemble and is known for her roles in films such as “Mud,” “Martha Marcy May Marlene” and on FX’s hit TV series “American Horror Story.”
Fred Armisen is best known for his work on “Saturday Night Live” and his “independent” TV series “Portlandia” on IFC (which is also the network for the Spirit Awards).
Kathryn Hahn has an impressive film resume including independent standouts such as “Afternoon Delight” and “Revolutionary Road” as well as studio fare including “We’re The Millers,” “Wanderlust” and “Step Brothers.” She has a major role in “Bad Words” opening later this spring.
Last, but certainly not least, the legendary Gong Li will also appear as a presenter. Li is best known for her collaborations with Zhang Yimou on films such as “Raise the Red Lantern” and “Ju Dou,” but has a number of English-language credits such as “Memoirs of a Geisha” and “Miami Vice.” She recently wrapped another Zimou film, “Return,” which is expected later this year.
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