Mad Men Star Defends January Jones Against Haters

Exclusive! Find out what John Slattery told us about working alongside the blond beauty

By Marc Malkin, Brett Malec Aug 23, 2011 7:17 PMTags
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We've got some good news for January Jones.

While the Mad Men star's former onscreen son, 11-year-old Jared Gilmore, may not think so highly of her, not everyone in the cast is feeling the same way...

"Well, it's an intimidating character," John Slattery told us last night at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Performers Peer Group 2011 Emmys cocktail reception at L.A.'s Sheraton Universal Hotel. "I mean, that's the character. Betty Draper is an intimidating woman I suppose, if you were a seven-year-old boy [or] her son."

Or someone like Zach Galifianakis.

So no diva behavior around set?

"No, she's a sweetheart," Slattery said. "We got lucky. We don't have anybody like that."

Reps for Jones and Jared declined to comment for our story.

As for what kind of mom he thinks the preggers actress will make, Slattery gushed, "I have no doubts she'll make a great mother."

We have more Slattery scoop for you. Make sure to come back here later on to find out what he said about being directed by Man Men costar Jon Hamm.