MAJOR LATE BREAKING FRIDAY AFTERNOON DEVELOPMENT!!!
Mad Men creator Matt Weiner, in an interview the LA Times did with he and the cast that will released next week, claims that no one on the show, including the much-speculated about around these parts Megan Draper, is dead or will be dying this season, despite the oranges and whatnot.
“I don’t want to spoil anything for people, but after Lane …” Weiner began, referring to the late, great Lane Pryce, who was the ad agency’s financial officer until he hanged himself at the end of last season.
“They’re barking up the wrong tree,” Elisabeth Moss, who plays Peggy, added.
Weiner: “It’s just not part of the show. No one’s going to die.”
At this point, Pare exhaled loudly and sang out: “Thank God!”
“This season,” Weiner interjected, laughing. “I didn’t say never!”
Well, oh yeah, well, what about the whole Megan Draper/Sharon Tate t-shirt thing? HUH?!?!
“Yes, Sharon Tate wore that T-shirt, but that was just my costume designer Janie Bryant and I solving an argument,” Weiner said. “Women’s T-shirts had not come into fashion. I always wanted Megan in a Disneyland T-shirt and Janie kept saying, ‘They’re not around yet.’ So I said, ‘There’s got to be a women’s T-shirt,’ and Janie brought [the photo of Tate] in and asked, ‘Is this OK?’ And I said, ‘Yes. I want that exact T-shirt.’ Little did I know …”
As for “Rosemary’s Baby,” the book and movie were huge in 1968. In fact, we may not have seen the last of it this season.
So I guess that’s that. I mean, a guy with a last name like Weiner would never tell a lie, right?
Now excuse me while I go check on Dustin.
(Lead pic via AMC. Weiner pic via Shutterstock)