Jessica Pare Is Famous Now

10.18.10 7 years ago 11 Comments

Without divulging any spoilers from last night’s season finale of “Mad Men,” it’s clear that Jessica Paré — heretofore known as “Megan the Secretary” — has been promoted from “supporting character Don Draper nailed” to the realm of “Legitimate Television Star.” New York Magazine interviewed the Montreal native, who talked about being in the dark about her role.

So how much did you know about Megan when you first got the role?

I didn’t know a thing. I honestly did not know a thing. Even from the first episode, I was sort of unclear as to what her job was — because she was a receptionist, but in the first episode I did, I was just helping with the Christmas party, so I didn’t even sit at the receptionist’s desk. It was an excellent exercise for me as an actor, because it’s so not the way I normally work. Certainly with features, and in anything where you have a character arc, you usually know what that arc is and are able to play every part of it. And in this, I had no idea! So it was an amazing exercise to play only what you’re given, and not try to add more or to make it into something else, to just wait to see how it develops. [NY Mag]

All of this, of course, is a roundabout way of pointing out when she was naked in movies. Like the time she had a NAKED LESBIAN SEX SCENE with Piper Perabo in Lost and Delirious (NSFW video). Or when she showed her NUDE SOAPY BREASTS in Hot Tub Time Machine (NSFW pic). And she was also in the CW’s “Jack and Bobby” with fellow “Mad Men” star John Slattery, but that’s not gonna do much for my Google search results.

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