Welcome to January Jones Fan, your #1 destination for all things January Jones, best known for her work on "Mad Men" as Betty Francis. She can also be seen in the upcoming indie "Sweetwater". We house a detailed filmography, the largest January gallery and video archive on the web and so much more! Enjoy your stay!
2013 | Sweetwater
... as Sarah
In the late 1800s, a fanatical religious leader, a renegade Sheriff, and a former prostitute collide in a blood triangle on the rugged plains of the New Mexico Territory.
Filed Under: Appearances, Mad Men • Posted on September 21st, 2013 by Britt • Comments Off
As part of the pre-Emmy celebrations, Maybelline and Vanity Fair co-hosted a party for the cast and crew of “Mad Men” on September 20 at Chateau Marmont. January wore a blue, white and black zig-zag dress and mingled with co-stars Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, and Jessica Pare.. If anyone knows the designer, feel free to let us know! I've added 21 MQ to the gallery so go have a look and enjoy.
Mirroring a strategy the cable net employed with Breaking Bad, Mad Men‘s 14-episode seventh and final season will air in two separate 7-episode.
The first batch, titled “The Beginning,” will air in spring 2014, while the second, “The End of an Era,” will air in spring 2015.
“We plan to take advantage of this chance to have a more elaborate story told in two parts, which can resonate a little bit longer in the minds of our audience,” said Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner in a statement. “The writers, cast and other artists welcome this unique manner of ending this unique experience.”
January has also done two new shoots, as well as landed on the cover of >”The Edit” magazine with one of those, looking gorgeous! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this latest shoot. She looks pretty and casual in the NYT shoot. The article for “The Edit” covers a lot of what theNYTinterview did, however it's two totally different perspective's on January's attitude. You all know how I feel about posts regarding January's private life and this interviewer for the NYT seemed far more interested in the tabloid gossip than in actually interviewing January about her work. I honestly didn't care for it at all. January, as well as her son, have a right to a private life and we don't participate in gossiping about it. She isn't famous for being famous (i.e. the entire Kardashian clan) and it is my opinion that she deserves her privacy.
Last night, January and her “Mad Men” co-stars attended a celebration for “Mad Men” hosted by BAFTA New York at The Harvard Club in New York City. Love her look here and so excited to see what she wears for the Paley Center panel tomorrow.
Lots & lots of things going on today. First up, I’ve added HQ captures from January’s first appearance on the sixth season of “Mad Men”, along with three fabulous UHQ stills of Jan, donated by Dbiloo at our amazing affiliate Jon Hamm Source.
I’ve also got some “Sweetwater”goodies for you, including a brand new trailer and captures you will most likely see first here! Way more January and dialog in this one. In addition and thanks to Atlas Films, I’ve added some new stills and the promotional flyer for the film. We also found out thanks to Twitter that the movie will be released in the UK under the title “Sweet Vengeance”. You can pre-order it through Amazon now! Me and my region-free DVD player will definitely be enjoying the film when it releases June 03, 2013.
I also added 20+ more images of January from the Coach event and I’ve also got an exclusive treat for you today as part of our month long celebration of our fourth year online! 6 very rare outtakes from an older shoot of January have been added to the gallery.
"Mad Men" 6×01-6×02: The Doorway
Filed Under: Mad Men, Video • Posted on April 7th, 2013 by Britt • Comments Off
Captures and a new site feature will be up soon. Until then here is the Inside Mad Men video for this episode.
n the middle of watching the premiere and I forgot to announce our obvious new changes. We have a new site and gallery layout thanks to the beautiful work of Megan at Perfectly Insane Designs. I'll fill you in on the rest after the premiere. I hope you enjoy our new look as much as I do. Are you enjoying the premiere so far
January Jones Talks MAD MEN Season 6, Betty’s Parenting and Weight Issues, Her Preparation Process, the Possibility of Betty and Don Reconnecting, & More
Not much in the ay of appearances, but January is still making the rounds promoting the newest season of “Mad Men”. She gave another fantastic interview, this time to Collider. Some highlights below, click here to read the full article. You can also listen to the full interview here.
On Betty connecting with children, but not her own: Yeah, I definitely think that’s why she connected with children, specifically with the Glen character, and I think that’s why she also butts heads with her own children. Especially Sally and Bobby, too. I think she’s a bit easier on the baby, cause he’s a baby but…. Yeah, I think very much so. She is on the same emotional level, and I think now Sally is even surpassing her emotional maturity in a way, and has become almost Betty’s parent. Sort of weird, but.
On the fat suit and Betty’s transformation: It was extremely challenging just physically and time wise because I had 6 or 7 hours of prosthetics, so I’d have to arrive at work at 3 in the morning and then an hour to take it off at the end of the day. And I was nursing a baby. It was just very physically challenging and it was also physically limiting in what I could do on screen. The DPs and lighting everyone was very frustrated with the whole situation. I could only turn my head so much, and if I turned my body and not my head… I didn’t want to look robotic, so it was a whole new set of skills I had to learn acting wise. I felt like it was a lesson in showing emotion without moving your body or head. So it was challenging and still is. But I loved how I felt in it, too, because I just felt that it leant so much to Betty and made her a bit more sympathetic. People empathize with her a bit more, I think.
On wardrobe envy: Well, yeah, I never missed my girdle so much, as much as I complained about it. But, no, I love what Janey does for every character. The outfits that Christina [Hendricks] gets to wear and Jessica Paré’s outfits are awesome – she’s a bit more mod and that’s something that Betty would never get to do, because she’s sort of stuck in 1955. But, I don’t go crying about it or anything.
On memorizing scripts: I mean I think all of us have exercised our brains in a way where we can… I can pretty much look at my sides in the morning and have it down. Cause we don’t get rehearsal either. Unless, I have some sort of big monologue or something specific, like the Italian, or something to learn. All of us sort of just wing it. But, you get really good; I mean I’ve gotten really great at memorizing just very quickly. But we don’t have time to break it down or think ‘What I’m gonna to do.’ It’s sort of instinct on the day.
On Betty’s style: We sort of… we’ll do things in the hair and makeup trailer, without permission sometimes, where we’ll do something a little more current with hair and makeup. Cause I do think Betty is very fashionable, I think she looks at her Vogues and I think that she would try to evolve a little bit. But I just don’t think that she is at an age where she’s going to do little miniskirts and stuff. Especially not at her size at this moment.
On Betty and Don reconnecting: I liked the idea of that relationship. And I loved working with Jon and acting out those sometimes very heated arguments or passionate moments. We work really well together, and so I liked that. But, I just don’t think that it’s realistic, and Matthew doesn’t think that it’s realistic. I think that she would have been able to deal with infidelity and things like that, but finding out that he was someone else just ended it for her in her head.
On Jessica Pare: I’ve had a few scenes with Jessica which have been really fun. She’s fun.
Matthew Weiner gave a fantastic interiew to the Denver Westword regarding January and the character of Betty. Some highlights below and you can read the full article here.
By Mad Men’s fifth season, Betty Draper had walked out of our lives, and a much plumper Betty Francis had waddled in. The audience response to this swollen version of a once-slender character: a collective cringe. Suddenly Betty became a joke. In no time, a parody of Ram Jam’s “Black Betty” hit the Internet, spoofing the ice cream–guzzling former beauty queen as “Fat Betty.”
“I think people were shocked she was still on the show,” Mad Men creator and executive producer Matthew Weiner concurred in a recent sit-down at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. “I never want to do the show without January,” Weiner says plainly. “She’s such an interesting actress, quite honestly, and she originally signed on for three lines.”
Betty appeared only at the very end of Mad Men’s pilot, and she was purposely left out of the season-one promotional campaign. Weiner wanted the very existence of the fool-around ad man’s stunning wife to be a surprise.
Betty is part of a “wasted generation,” he says. “She’s educated, and she has the best job in the world, which is living in the lap of luxury with all these conveniences, and not having that much housework to do.
“It’s hard on her,” he adds. Hard on her mostly because Betty is, as Weiner says, “caught in between.” She earned a degree from Bryn Mawr at a time just before society might ask her to use it. For Betty, beauty was always her most logical path to success.
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