Mad Men's January Jones: I've "Embraced" Fat Betty!

Jon Hamm tells us working on Mad Men has been "deeply rewarding personally"

By Jenna Mullins Apr 24, 2013 9:56 PMTags
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One of the biggest shocks of Mad Men's fifth season was the reveal that Betty had put on considerable weight between seasons. Given that the actress playing her is the svelte January Jones, lots of prosthetics are used to create "fat Betty." For Jones, it's been a rocky transition from Don Draper's (Jon Hamm) skinny and put-together wife to season-six Betty.

"It's been an acting challenge and a physical challenge," she admits. "But I've really embraced it, and I love where [creator Matthew Weiner] has taken the character."

Jon Hamm is also grateful for where Don Draper has taken him, and he knows that Mad Men is a special kind of show that comes every once in a great while.

"I love my job," he gushes to us. "The fact that I get to work on a show that has been so deeply rewarding personally and rewarded in the cultural is great. There aren't a lot of them out there."

And we all know that Hamm is not a one-trick dramatic pony. With his hilarious roles on Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock and Bridesmaids, fans are chomping at the bit to get more comedic turns from him. Unfortunately, Hamm played coy when we asked him when we'll see him exercise his funnybone next.

"We'll see. It's usually not up to me," he tells us. "It's up to the people who ask me."

Your heard him, Hollywood. Get to writing some funny parts for him!

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—Reporting by James Chairman