Mad Men’s last season started just a few weeks ago and everyone is back to sitting in front of the TV Sunday nights. The shine may have dulled, but a lot of us are still curious as to what happens to these mid-century advertisers.
AMC sat down with Vincent Kartheiser, aka Pete Campbell and asked him about what makes Pete tick, his style, a fake dog on set and those awful speaker phones.
Q: Is it hard adjusting to life at the SC&P L.A. office? You must miss working with the other actors.
A: It’s mostly hard because I’m kind of a weird duck, and I’ve gotten used to everyone realizing that I’m a weird duck and accepting my weirdness. And now there’s all these new people who I forget that they don’t know that I’m weird.
Q: You live in L.A. Got any advice for Pete on acclimating to the city?
A: Stay off the 405, take Fountain, and don’t believe the hype.
Q: That sounds like that Saturday Night Live sketch, “The Californians,” that jokes about which highways to take in L.A.
A: [Laughs] I love “The Californians!” “I’m just going to leave here and hop on the 101 and exit on Western.” I love that. It’s amazing, amazing.