A Sane Q&A with Mad Men's Jared Harris
TWoP: On a casting note, there's been speculation that Ken Cosgrove and Paul Kinsey have been written off the show. You don't have to say whether or not that's true, but maybe you could tell us whether or not you've seen them around on set?
Harris: I can't say.
TWoP: Any Jon Hamm diva stories?
Harris: He's the most un-diva-ish person. He's absolutely addicted to Scrabble. There's a whole bunch of people on set and they play iPhone Scrabble. They've got about 20 different games going on with different cast members and crew members and friends who live in China. They've got all these games going on all the time, just Scrabble-ing away like crazy.
TWoP: Is he good or is he just obsessed?
Harris: He's very good, yeah. You hear these, like, roars of somebody going "Yes!" if they manage to put like an "X" on a triple word score, or you suddenly hear "Gaahhh!" if somebody else got a big score. It's like a football match going on. And there are lots of suspicions of "Oh, they must be using a dictionary!"
TWoP: Do you have time to watch any other shows?
Harris: I really enjoy House. I watch House a lot. FlashForward I enjoyed, I've got some friends on that show. I also really enjoy cooking, so I love Kitchen Nightmares.
TWoP: Ooh, I love Gordon.
Harris: Yeah, the format's gotten a bit predictable now because they've always got some hot-headed chef that he goes up against mano-a-mano, like a boxing match, so it's a little dreary and predictable now. But what I appreciate about what he's doing is those are homes and families and people's lives and he's going in and giving them a chance at rescue. It's really amazing.