With a whopping 17 nominations for this Sunday's Emmy Awards ceremony, AMC's "Mad Men" is retro red hot! In addition to the show's fifth consecutive Outstanding Drama nomination, the cast has been nominated for six acting awards, including stars Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, and Christina Hendricks, as well as three writing awards.
And while the sixth season of the hit AMC series isn't slated to return until sometime in 2013, that doesn't mean fans of the show don't want to be in the know! Spoilers from the notoriously tight-lipped 1960's set are few and far between, but check out what the "Mad Men" cast has to say about the upcoming season.
Matthew Weiner ("Mad Men" producer)
Executive producer Matthew Weiner told TV Line that Peggy, played by Elisabeth Moss, will definitely be back next year! "When people leave Sterling Cooper, sometimes it is the end for [the character]," he said. "But I will spoil that one tiny piece of anticipation and tell people that Elisabeth will be showing up to work."
January Jones (Betty Draper)
Fat Betty or teeny, meany Betty? January Jones, who plays Betty Francis on the show, told The Hollywood Reporter that she "loved" the fat Betty storyline, which was written to hide her real life pregnancy pounds. "I didn't want to try to hide it," she said. " I thought it would become comical and weird. I also didn't want to have the character become pregnant because it just wouldn't make sense -- she had just had one." As for which size Bets she prefers, Jones told Fashionista, "Skinny Betty was meaner!"
Kiernan Shipka (Sally Draper)
Actress Kiernan Shipka dished to Wetpaint Entertainment that she hopes her character, troubled tween Sally, finds romance in the future. The 12-year old said, "I don't know what she's going to do in further seasons, but I know it's going to be something crazy." (We just hope it's not with that Glen kid!)
John Slattery (Roger Sterling)
The Season 5 finale had him taking a nude LSD trip, but what does actor John Slattery think season six has in store for Roger Sterling? In an interview with Vulture, Slattery said, "I think it was symbolic: Roger standing there with no clothes on, arms wide open, staring out at the world is saying, 'I'm ready, I'm vulnerable, I'm waiting for the next experience, come what may'…Who knows what will happen? I could jump in front of a bus and kill myself, I don't know. I think it's pretty astonishing, and I can't wait to see where he goes."
Christina Hendricks (Joan Holloway)
The office manager-turned-partner had quite the scandalous storyline last season, but what does actress Christina Hendricks think will happen with her character, Joan? She told TV Line she doesn't think Joan would -- or should -- ever sleep with lady killer Don Draper. "I don't think that would ever happen," she said. " I would be surprised immediately. And then maybe I'd feel doom. Like, 'Oh no, this can't happen!'"
Ben Feldman (Michael Ginsberg)
He was originally hired to do one episode, with a potential recur, but it's turned into a running gig- for now. Actor Ben Feldman, who plays wacky copywriter Ginsberg and has been nominated for an Emmy for the role, told the Los Angeles Times, "I know nothing about the sixth season. Whether you're never going to see me again on the show or whether 'Mad Men' will be a one-man show starring Ben Feldman is nothing I could ever speak of. With 'Mad Men,' you feel like you're a member of Seal Team Six when you're shooting. It's exciting. "
Jon Hamm (Don Draper)
And finally, don't expect to get any inside scoops from the show's lead actor. According to Hollywood.com, "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm gave his pitch regarding spoilers. "What show wants to ruin their whole narrative structure? Who wants to be told the end of things?" he asked. "I think it's a good thing that like most shows we don't tell people what's going to happen."
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