Last week the interview that January Jones and her “Mad Men” co-stars did with Diane Sawyer aired on ABC World News, Nightline and Good Morning America in bits and pieces. It’s a nice group interview and here are a few clips:
In other “Mad Men” news, The Hollywood Reporter has a great re-cap for those of you who missed the season opener as well as info on the ratings, which weren’t the best.
Not unlike the pace of its series, Mad Men has historically been a steady performer for AMC — solid but never spiking in a similar fashion to Breaking Bad or heavyweight The Walking Dead.
But Sunday night saw the series’ final season actually dip in its premiere. The first of the current seven-episode batch took in 2.3 million viewers. That’s a 1.1 million drop from the comparable premiere last year and the series’ least watched opener since the second season in 2008.
From The Hollywood Reporter :
On April 15th, January Jones along with fellow co-stars Christina Hendricks and Keirnan Shipka joined other stars in celebrating Jimmy Choo’s Launch on CHOO.08 Hosted By Sandra Choi. January carried a Jimmy Choo clutch and wore an all-black ensemble. January was joined by her sister Jina for the evening and it looks like all had a blast. A few fun snaps from January’s Instagram are up as well, along with more shots from earlier this month. Click the previews to have a look!
Mad Men fans: brace yourselves. The seventh and final season of the beloved show premieres tonight — and to say we’re bummed it’s ending is an understatement. January Jones, however, seems to be taking it a bit easier than we are. We talked with the Mad Men star at Lucky‘s Fashion and Beauty Blogger Conference, where she revealed why she’s content with the show concluding. Read on to hear Jones spill on the hardest part of filming the last season, what the premiere has in store for us, and more.
Do you think it’s the right time for the show to end?
“I do think it’s the right time. It’s going to be next year that it ends; we still have a little while. But, I do, because I think we all want to go out when everyone still likes it, and not when everyone’s sick of it. They might already be sick of it, I don’t know. I think our story is ready to be done being told in that way, but it will be sad, and I’ll miss everybody.”
When did you first learn that season seven would be the last? What was your reaction?
“Probably a couple years ago. We got advance notice, so we were like, ‘Oh okay, that’s a couple years from now.’ First, we only thought we were going to get one year. Then, they said season five was definitely the end. Then, they brought it to seven, so we’re like ‘Okay, that’s fine.’”
Is the on-set dynamic any different now that you know it’s ending?
“I think everyone is just a bit more emotional. Certain people have emotional scenes. Maybe that’s the last time those characters will interact, or it’s the last time we’ll see that character. It’s kind of getting to that point where everything seems like the last of something, or the end of something. But, then again, we don’t get a lot of notice about what’s happening in the next episode, so it’s like ‘Was this the last scene we’re going to do together?’ We don’t really know, so it’s kind of hard.”
What can we expect from the premiere?
“I just saw the premiere a couple days ago. It was probably the best season opener I’ve seen — maybe since season one or two. It was so good.”
I’m getting these updates up one post at a time, so forgive me! On April 4th, January along with the rest of her co-stars attended the “Mad Men” Season 7 Press Conference. I LOVE the look without the coat and you can find 32 images from the event including many in HQ by clicking the preview!
Back on April 4th, January attended the Lucky FABB: Fashion and Beauty Conference as a guest speaker with Cassandra Grey (founder of Violet Grey) and I’ve added several snaps from the event to the gallery – click the preview to view all 24 images. Enjoy!
Last night, January gathered with her “Mad Men” co-stars for the premiere screening of the first episode of season 7 of “Mad Men”. She joined her cast in celebrating and reviews for the first episode sound promising. We’re hunting down info on her dress, but until then we’ve added over 100 images of January solo and with her co-stars arriving to the event and a few inside snaps of the girls to the gallery. I’ve also updated our archive of January’s Instagram photos, including a few awesome ones from the event. Don’t forget to follow January at @januaryjones and if you’d like to follow us on Twitter, tumblr, or Instagram, just click the links! We’re @januaryjonesfan across the board.
GET LUCKY: For its third West Coast installment of Lucky FABB: Fashion and Beauty Blog Conference, taking place April 4 and 5 at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, editor in chief Eva Chen lined up celebrity speakers Nicole Richie, January Jones, Coco Rocha and Karolina Kurkova, as well as e-commerce mavens Sophia Amoruso of Nasty Gal, Stephanie Mark of The Coveteur and Hilary Peterson of Lyst. The roster also includes chats with Cassandra Grey of Violet Grey, Aimee Song of Song of Style, Andy Griffiths of Seven For All Mankind, Wendy Nguyen of Wendy’s Lookbook and Ingrid Nilsen of Missglamorazzi.
Panel topics include the latest technology platforms, personal style, redefining beauty, growing traffic and search engine optimization, working with brands and how to take the best videos. The event is supported by presenting sponsor P&G Beauty and sponsors Caravelle New York and Miss Me.
Last night, January was the guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and I’ve added production stills from her visit to the gallery. I hope to have the video and screen captures sometime this weekend so check back!
Set your DVR’s fellow January fans! According to NBC’s official site and Interbridge, January Jones will be visiting Jimmy on The Tonight Show! I believe this is January’s first Tonight Show appearance, but since she usually does her “Mad Men” late night promotion with Jimmy, it comes at no surprise. Catch the episode tomorrow night (Fri. 3/28/14)!
January also apparently did something with Diane Sawyer, but I don’t know what for. I’m hunting more information to update you guys with so come back soon!