Peggy Olson fans rejoice, there’s still plenty of Elisabeth Moss on ‘Mad Men’ this season

Premiere Of AMC's "Mad Men" Season 6 - Arrivals

When Elisabeth Moss found out last year that her “Man Men” character, Peggy Olson, would be leaving her job at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, she had just one question. “He called me before the Episode 11 script came out, and he told me the whole thing,” she recalls. “He called me and said all this stuff’s going to happen and you’re going to leave. I literally was like, ‘That sounds amazing: Am I still on the show?’ He was actually a little bit offended and he was like, ‘Of course! Yes!’ I was like, ‘Well, it’s a logical question.’”


Moss is still very much a part of “Mad Men” going into the new season even if she’s off to a new agency — though she admits she was a bit worried about how much screen-time she’d have now that she’s not an employee of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. “I was, actually, at first, to be honest. I totally was,” she says. “I was personally kind of sad because I was like, ‘Oh, I love those guys. That’s who I grew up with and always worked with those boys.’ And obviously Jon and that whole thing was really hard. The only thing I can say is I’m very happy with where it’s gone, I’m very happy with what’s happened. I was actually pleasantly surprised by how much I had to do in this season. I was kind of expecting not to be in it so much, because I thought well, I’m at a different agency. And I’m pleasantly surprised.”

While doing press for the new season of the hit series, Olson even acknowledged her own presence in interviews didn’t necessarily mean Peggy would be seen much in season six. “Maybe this is a huge trick. This is a big red herring,” she jokes. “They’re like, ‘You have to come do press.’ I’m like, ‘I’m not on the show any more!’ No. I am on the show. My joke is like I can only say I play Peggy Olson and I work in advertising. I can’t even say like where I work or who I’m working with. Super boring.”

One thing she can talk about, though, is the impact Peggy’s mentor and former boss, Don Draper (Jon Hamm) has had on her — and the repercussions that may have going forward. “I think Don is what her idea of what a boss is, so obviously she’s learned how to be a boss from him,” Moss says. “She tries her hand at that a little bit, but ultimately she’s still Peggy and she’s not Don. What actually makes Don love her and respect her so much is that she’s better than him. She has a heart and I think it brings up an interesting kind of thing about female bosses and how they might be different than male bosses, especially at that time. I think that she’s going to have to learn like every other season how to do it her way. How to be herself. And not follow other people, specifically Don.”



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