Mad Men Child Star to January Jones: Lighten Up!

Jared Gilmore, who starred as Bobby Draper, has a warning for the kid actor about to replace him when it comes to working with his TV mom

By Josh Grossberg Aug 23, 2011 3:01 PMTags
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She played Emma Frost in X-Men: First Class, and now it looks like January Jones has developed a real-life reputation for being a bit of an ice queen.

Jared Gilmore, who played Don and Betty Draper's young son, Bobby, before exiting AMC's hit drama this year for ABC's new series Once Upon a Time, didn't exactly mince words when it came to his feelings regarding his TV mother.

Here's the advice the child star offered his replacement about working with Jones...

"Be careful around January. She's not as approachable as the others," TV Guide quoted Gilmore as saying. "She's really serious about what she does."

And the rest of the cast?

"Everyone else is so nice," the 11-year-old said.

Ouch. We're beginning to think big sis Sally Draper might agree with him.

This so-called seriousness hasn't done the actress any favors among some of her Hollywood cohorts, like funnyman Zach Galifianakis, who once slammed her for some purportedly bitchy behavior.

A rep for Jones was unavailable for comment.

As for who will be playing Bobby Draper, the role has yet to be recast.