AMC sat down with Mark Moses who plays Duck Phillips for a little interview. Mark talks about the skill of acting drunk, wooing Peggy, beating up Jon Hamm, and taking his pants of on screen.
Q: When did you find out Duck would be coming back for the fourth season?
A: I found out a little before they started the season. I’m never quite sure when he’s going to come back and what form he’s going to be coming back in, but Matt [Weiner] said they wanted to have Duck back. I think with Duck, you’re never quite sure if he’s gonna be together or if he’s gonna be drinking.
Q: Is it fun to play Duck when he’s embarrassingly drunk? What does your technique entail?
A: It’s interesting, because [in the Clios] episode he had a speech that we played around with quite a bit in post-production, just trying to determine exactly how drunk he was — whether he was slurring drunk or sloppy drunk. We came up with something that’s pretty perfect, but it was trickier than I thought. It’s easier to play totally schnockered than to play just tipsy or kind of drunk.
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