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Elisabeth Moss wasn't married to Fred Armisen for long, but their rocky romance won't soon be forgotten. The Mad Men actress and the Saturday Night Live alum filed for divorce in 2010 after a year of marriage, and now, Moss is ready to reflect on their short-lived union in her New York cover story.
"Looking back, I feel like I was a really young, and at the time I didn't think that I was that young," Moss, 31, says in the magazine's March 10 issue. "It was extremely traumatic and awful and horrible."
And yet, Moss emerged stronger and happier than ever. "At the same time, it turned out for the best. I'm glad that I'm not there. I'm glad that it didn't happen when I was 50. I'm glad I didn't have kids. And I got that out of the way. Hopefully," the star says. "Like, that's probably not going to happen again."
The Golden Globe winner wasn't prepared for their breakup to become tabloid fodder. "I always knew that the stuff that you read is not true, but when I was in the situation and you really, actually read things that you apparently said or did that are 100 percent made up...It's just the strange, simple thing of, that's your heart they're talking about, and it just...it sucks," Moss says.
And yet, Moss still reads the weeklies from time to time. "I'm not perfect in that way," the Top of the Lake actress admits. "I enjoy a little gossip. I like looking at photos of celebrities going to Starbucks."
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Mad Men made Moss a star, and now that the show is coming to an end after seven seasons, the actress is plotting her next career move. "Nobody, unless you're an a--hole, should sit around thinking, 'I want to be more famous and win more awards,'" the L.A. native says. "That's a horrible person."
Ironically, Moss' name carries more clout than ever. "I had to actually have that moment of observing that I have to read the whole script and decide whether or not I want to do this movie, because if I do it, the movie will get made, and if I don't do it, the movie won't get made," she says. "That's new."