Set the DVR Elisabeth is a guest on Live with Kelly and Michael tomorrow!
The last two episodes of Mad Men are capped and in the gallery.
The Simpsons is welcoming another member of the Mad Man cast to Springfield: Elisabeth Moss will voice a character on Fox’s animated classic this fall, Vulture can exclusively report. According to showrunner Al Jean, “She’ll play a character stuck in an elevator who gives birth to a baby. She names it Homer, Jr.” (Peggy Olson is pregnant again!) For you detailed-oriented Simpsons diehards, the episode’s title is “Labor Pains,” Moss’s character is named “Gretchen,” and Fox is tentatively scheduled to broadcast the episode on November 3* as part of the show’s 25th season. The Simpsons long ago established its love for Mad Men: Both Jon Hamm and John Slattery have lent their voices to the show, while this 2008 parody of the AMC drama’s opening credits was pretty much perfect.
TIME: In Top of the Lake, your character Robin Griffin is an inexperienced yet strong woman working as a detective, determined to get to the bottom of a difficult case. Sounds like there are a few parallels to Peggy, who you’ve called the “ultimate feminist.” Is this an important role for you to promote?
Elisabeth Moss: It’s not really a conscious choice, you don’t intend to go attack these issues of misogyny or feminism, but I think as a young woman, it’s difficult to avoid. But if you play a strong independent career woman, you’re gonna run up against that. And I think I’m a bit more suited for those roles than being a housewife or girlfriend. I’m attracted to strong independent characters. Something I didn’t grasp until I started to be asked questions about the parallels between what Peggy deals with in a man’s world, and what Robin deals with in this other world.
You could also apply it to Zoey Bartlet, the character you played on The West Wing. She had to deal with a tricky relationship and being a First Daughter.
For sure, and the danger of that, and the judgment for dating a black man, and would that be different if she wasn’t a woman. I think so much has changed since the 1960s. I would never belittle the strides made by the woman who’ve come before me, but at the same time, men are still men and women are still women. And it’s definitely interesting to look at those problems that still do exist. And Robin, purely by the fact that she’s a young woman, is greeted with a lot of adversity just because of that.
Read more: http://entertainment.time.com/2013/04/05/qa-mad-mens-elisabeth-moss-on-whats-in-store-for-peggy-olson/#ixzz2PiirM3gk