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Mad Men Season 7 Cast Photos

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The final season of retro-vintage-mega-hit Mad Men is finally upon us. AMC has released the Mad Men Season 7 cast photos and they show everyone in a new early 70s light. Oof, the fashion of the late 1960s and early 70s sure was… um… unique.


Don Draper (Jon Hamm) has not changed all too much, he is still slick hair and suits.


Betty Draper/Francis (January Jones) is still my favorite style Barbie. Her hair is amazing.

The only one that surprised me was Megan Draper and her world’s longest eyelashes. I know that was the style for a TV star, but oh emm gee.

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Peggy (Elisabeth Moss) remains sweet but strong and Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks) bring her bright colors back. And it looks like Peggy will finally be flying on an airplane. (Previously in another season she told Don she had never ridden on a plane).

Everyone is on the go in these cast photos. I really wonder what this means for the final season.

Are you excited for the final season of Mad Men?

All images from AMC
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Interview With Christopher Stanley Mad Men’s Henry Francis


We’ve heard from the women of Mad MenJanuary Jones (Betty Francis/Draper) and Jessica Pare (Megan Draper) and now we get to hear from one of the men: Christopher Stanley aka politico Henry Francis.

Everything from Betty’s change in hair color to his part in Oscar winner movies.

Q: What’s been your favorite Betty and Henry moment so far?

A: Most recently, in the bedroom, when I come in and talk to Betty and tell her that I’ve been approached for the seat in the Senate and she’s really taking an interest. But you also see that she’s conflicted, but you see that Henry is conflicted too… I like those kinds of scenes where you see them working it out and sort of trying to help each other.

Q: Betty teased Henry in a pretty shocking way about being infatuated with Sally’s friend. What did you think when you read that scene?

A: [Laughs] Well, I was a little nervous, but you have to take in the context of who the characters are. It’s Betty’s kind of awkward attempt to tease Henry and to try and have a moment with him and try to get a reaction from him. It’s actually really quite innocent, but true to form, Betty goes too far.


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Q: Which do you prefer: Dark-haired Betty or blonde Betty?

A: Blonde. It’s not that I have a preference for blondes… I just think that Betty is already a depressive. [Laughs] She can walk through the world with a level of sadness and grief that most of us would find intolerable… And I think the blonde hair played against her inclination towards being a little sour.

Q: Would you have been as smooth as Henry was reacting to it?

A: I can understand why she did it. It was an act of self-empowerment… I think Henry probably feels the way I feel and prefers her as a blonde, but he’s a smart guy… If she came in in dreadlocks, that might be something else.

Q: What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned about NYC politics from this role?

A: I’ve learned how politicians are groomed and fabricated to be presented as an image that is saleable to the public. In a sense it’s similar to what the guys at the agency are doing, except there is a political lean to it. He sells a product. His product that he molds and fashions is people, for the public.

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Q: Do you know if there’s a specific, real-life NYC politician that Henry is based on?

A: In researching Henry, there were several advisors to Rockefeller and Lindsay, and I think he just might be a kind of conglomeration of several different of those guys.

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Q: You’re often cast as authority figures and cops. What do people see in you that makes them think of you that way?

A: I guess I just look like a lot of cops or military guys out there… I’m a little bit of a throwback, I think. I’m not what I’d call your soft male, or a metrosexual. I’m kind of a guy’s guy, at least on the surface. But I consider myself a really progressive guy. If you talk to my wife, I’m pretty much just a softie.

Q: That’s funny because Henry is the sensitive one compared to some of the other guys on Mad Men…

A: That’s what I like about Henry, and that’s very similar to me. If you judge him upon meeting him, at first you’d think he’d be similar to the other male characters, but once you get to know him, there’s this whole other side of him that’s kind and very different.

Q: You were in two Oscar-winning movies last year, Argo and Zero Dark Thirty. Did you sense the trajectory of either film going in?

A: I knew that they were going to be big films, just because of the people attached to direct… But I had no idea they would be award-contending films… I was very excited to be a part of it, but you never what’s going to happen with any film that you do.

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Interview with Mad Men’s January Jones (Betty Francis/Draper)

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I don’t think there’s a Mad Men character that is more unpredictable than Betty. And we have an AMC interview with January Jones about the most loved/hated women on Mad Men. She talks Betty, love, change, motherhood, and fashion.

Q: How did the public’s reaction to Betty change after her challenges in Season 5?

A: She became much more sympathetic when she got bigger. I think people liked her again, which I find very interesting… When she’s, you know, trying to be independent or to better her own life, people have a negative response to it. So, it seems like a very un-modern approach… I find it very confusing at times.

Q: Matthew Weiner says one of the themes of Season 6 is whether or not people can really change. Where do you stand on that?

A: I think it’s very difficult to change, and I think that’s what makes all these characters so interesting is that everyone can relate to the flaws in each character and the desire to change.

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Q: Yet Betty’s life is really different now than it was in Season 1. What does that say about her ability to change?

A: Each season I think she’s a little bit different, and she really does make an effort to do that. If she can’t change herself, she’s trying to change her circumstances… I just think she’s one of those people where she’s never going to be truly satisfied and will kind of have that character flaw where she’s always wanting what she doesn’t have.

Q: Who do you think has a better chance of lasting happiness, Don or Betty?

A: Betty. Definitely. I think there’s too much baggage in Don’s history for him to ever…know who he truly is or what role he’s really playing in life. He marries the people he thinks he’s supposed to be attracted to, and then isn’t or loses interest. I think that Betty will have an easier time if she chooses to.

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Q: Do you have a favorite Betty and Sally scene?

A: Now that Kiernan Shipka‘s becoming such a young woman and a really fine actress, I think that it’s less of a mother-daughter situation than it is that we’re friends… The last scene of the last season, where Betty is comforting Sally — that really warms your heart that Sally came to Betty when she got her period. I thought that was really very sweet… And it was fun for us to actually get to be nice to one another!

Q: Kiernan says that the two of you bond on the set over your love of fashion…

A: She’s becoming quite the little fashionista. I’ve always thought of myself as someone who’s been very into it, and now I’m going to her and asking her what’s cool. [Laughs]

Q: Does it scare you knowing you’ll have to parent your own pre-teen eventually?

A: I just feel very lucky that I have a boy. [Laughs] I was very hard on my own mother as a teenager… The world is already so different from when I was a kid, and 15 years from now, it’s going to be even more different. And just having to deal with technological advances and things like that really freak me out. But I have a really sweet boy. He’s got a really good heart, so maybe he’ll be nice to me.

Q: What advice would you give Betty at this point in her life?

A: I don’t know if any advice that I have would break through her walls of what she thinks she knows… One of the things that I do relate to with Betty is when someone says something, she sometimes goes the other way. [Laughs]

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Did You Miss The Season 6 Premiere of Mad Men? See it HERE for free!

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If you happened to miss the premiere of Mad Men’s 6th Season on AMC last night (or the two reshowings immediately following) I have good news for you. AMC is letting you watch the 2 hour premiere for free at their site… or here on

Don and Megan, Betty and bratty Sally… and Roger?

Check it out below! What did you all think of last night’s premiere?

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Mad Men Season 5 Cast Photos Released (surprises)

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With less than TWO WEEKS away for the 2 hour premiere, AMC released the new cast photos for Mad Men Season 5. Everyone is present and ready to impress.

There are a few surprises in the photos. Bert Cooper is BACK! At the end of Season 4 Bert walked out of Sterling Cooper Draper and Pryce! And Don is looking beat. A lot older than Roger Sterling who is supposed to be his senior. All that hard living is finally catching up? Meh, I don’t care, he’s the least interesting of the group in my opinion, now. Joan is back in the office? Who’s watching the baby? And, finally, Betty. The bitch is back and I love her. LOVE HER!

And as with last season, BusyBeeBlogger is planning to have LIVE CHATS for each episode including the premiere!

Check out all 14 of the cast photos after the jump!
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