John Slattery Almost Went From ‘Mad Men’ To ‘Empire’

With Mad Men coming to a close in a few weeks, everyone involved is going to get hammered with interviews and will drop all sorts of fun facts. In John Slattery’s case, we found out he was offered a role on Empire:

“That’s [Empire co-creator] Danny Strong who punches me in the balls!” he says of the L.A. episode. “That guy is on top of the world right now with Empire. If he reads this, ‘Danny, I need a job!’ He actually asked me if I wanted to be on Empire, and I think I let that ship sail. I don’t know who I would’ve played… some white dude.”

For those who may have forgotten:

Between random gunmen invading your home and truth bombs about paternity being dropped (in the same damn scene), it’d be nice to have someone on Empire with a strong drink around at all times. Either that or some office manager type.

(via The Daily Beast, H/T Vulture)