"I try to imbue Don with a humanity that is raw and misunderstood and meaningful . . . It's not that I just come in and throw a suit on and act super cool."
"Jon Hamm doesn't think he's handsome. . . . He's one of those people who's good-looking and smart and funny and talented, and I don't know if he fully gets that about himself. Which, thank God. If he ever realized how great he is, he'd be a fucking asshole."
"There's a lot of me in Roger. I'm a pretty good joke-teller. The writers try to write away from our weaknesses. I don’t have any, so that's difficult for them."
"I call John Slattery John, I call him Slatty, I call him fuckface. We're fairly informal."
"I don't have a therapist. I don't need one. Going to work is therapy every day."
"We have any excuse for a party around here. It's fucking incredible."
"In the beginning I think people would expect us to order cocktails at lunch interviews. We're like, 'We don't actually do that.'"
"For Sally's character, I'd want her to get through her rough times. As an actor, I think it's a lot more fun to play a twisty-turny, tossed around, neglected child."
"I get frustrated with some of the decisions Betty makes. She decided she didn't want Don and she wanted Henry, yet she didn't feel satisfied with Henry, so maybe she wants Don back. . . . But that's what people do. It's realistic. It's the fucking human characteristic that you want what you can't have."
Original interviews by Josh Eells