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'Mad Men' leading lady talks character's 'journey'

Elisabeth Moss gives insight into Peggy's upcoming season

By Kenny Herzog Jan 28, 2013 9:56AM
When "Mad Men" premiered, some detractors griped about its portrayal of boys behaving badly and treating women with sub-humane regard. Viewers who stuck with it were eventually rewarded with some of the most complex, evolving female characters on TV. 
Just take ex-secretary Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss), who's gone from enduring Don and Pete's mercenary chauvinism to fleeing Sterling Cooper for a rival agency as their star copywriter. There's certainly been hard times along the way--a traumatic pregnancy, jealousy among peers (of both genders), Don's general tendency toward taking his issues out on others, etc.--but this Brooklyn girl's moved on up to a deluxe corner office in the sky. And according to Moss, that's far from the end of Peggy's story.

In an interview with Vulture, the 30-year-old actress acknowledges that in light of her "Mad Men" alter-ego's recent career moves, she "can say even less now than I could before" about what Peggy is up to. "I used to be able to at least say that I was at Sterling Cooper, and now I can’t even say where I’m working," she continues, before relenting, "She’s trying on new things. She’s trying to figure out who she is, still, and she hasn’t quite found it yet. But I think her journey in trying to figure out who she is … she’s getting closer. She’s getting closer."

And, mercifully, we're inching ever-nearer to the Season 6 premiere of "Mad Men." So, so near.
Jan 28, 2013 4:15PM

I am obsessed with this show and with Peggy.  The characters are complex and I am excited to see what happens next.  The overt primary needs are expressed behind one door after another but, it's always an unexpected surprise.  It's like a controlled and beautiful explosion.  AKA fireworks.

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