January Jones Pregnancy Not a Surprise: "She Has Wanted This Very Badly," Says Mad Men Boss

Matt Weiner talks about how mommy-to-be's baby bump will be handled on show. Plus, what he reveals about Jon Hamm's directing debut

By Marc Malkin Jun 21, 2011 1:45 PMTags
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While January Jones' pregnancy certainly surprised us, it sounds like it may not have exactly shocked her friends and family.

OK, maybe they didn't expect it would happen while she was single and determined not to publicly name the baby's father, but...

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"She has wanted this very badly," Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner told me at yesterday's inaugural Critics' Choice Television Awards at the Beverly Hills Hotel. "She's got a big heart and she's been talking about having children since I met her, which is not always common with actresses.

"I think she's going to be amazing," he continued. "She is going to be someone is going to be so devoted."

Weiner remained tightlipped about how the pregnancy will—or will not—be dealt with on the show, "I have to do something about it, but I'm not going to tell," he said. "It could be laundry baskets or it could be a body double. There are a million things you can do."

In other Mad Men news, you have already heard that star Jon Hamm is set to direct an upcoming episode. "We've been talking about it for a long time," Weiner said. "I'm very excited by it. He's on set more than anybody. He's a very creative person and he's sophisticated artistically. He's very involved. No one is surprised that this is the next step for him."

Now, tell us what you think about preggers January. Should Betty Draper should have another kid or should the real-life baby bump be hidden from the cameras? Chime in below.

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