Conversation With a Mad Woman
TWoP: So is Peggy taking over Sterling Cooper this year?
EM: [Laughs.] I don't know about that this year. She does represent that movement of women. Some people have said that there were women already at that time that had high positions in advertising and other fields. And yes, it's true but we're picking up an agency that is a dinosaur agency, that runs very slowly and is part of a different era and...
TWoP: Sterling Cooper is basically a big boys' club.
EM: Yeah, exactly. So she does represent that movement of women coming up in the workplace. So if you think of it in that way she is, and I don't know anything for sure, but I would say that she is definitely going to have her moment. You can tell just from the way that she is -- she's very ambitious.
TWoP: I'm just excited to see what happens between her and office queen bee Joan. They've got such an interesting relationship.
EM: They are never going to be friends. I can pretty much guarantee that.
TWoP: I like their relationship.
EM: Me too.
TWoP: So are you working on anything else right now? Or do you have plans for your hiatus?
EM: Uh, no. I haven't even thought about it. We have just been going flat out all of Season Two, and a couple of things have started to pop up. Like auditions and plays and stuff like that, but its a little bit tough with the strike. I don't know if there is going to be one yet. But at this point, I just want to get through this season and then sleep for like a month.
TWoP: That's a good plan. I wish you the best of luck. I've got my fingers crossed for an Emmy nomination for you and I can't wait to see the new season.
EM: Thank you, thank you so much.