Elisabeth Moss Discusses Her Future On Mad Men
Speaking with GQ, Mad Men actress Elisabeth Moss, who plays Peggy Olsen, discussed her future on the show and what we can expect to see from her character in upcoming seasons.
As you probably know, the fate of Peggy Olsen was left up in the air at the end of Mad Men‘s fifth season. She left Sterling Cooper, to the surprise of many, and though we assume she’ll be back for season six, we’re not sure how prominent a part she’ll play.
Thanks to her recent interview with GQ though, we now have some idea of what to expect to see from Peggy when the show returns. Check out what Moss had to say below.
“…it’s so funny, ’cause of course, I kind of know what’s going to happen. Maybe I was being naïve, but I actually didn’t anticipate having to answer this question. I don’t know what I was thinking, but I didn’t realize that so many people would think that [Peggy was leaving]. Maybe it just comes from me knowing. So now I’m in this position of having to be really secretive about this, which I didn’t anticipate having to do! [laughs]
So now I have to be very secretive for the next however-long months, I guess? I almost feel like I just want to talk to Matt [Weiner] and say, can you give me something to say, and I’ll just say this one line, and that will be my line and that’s what I’m going to say? I might do that, actually. But I think that, yeah, apparently now I can’t tell you. [Laughs] I think Matt said something online like, “Peggy will always be a part of Don’s life”?
So, once again, we have confirmation that Moss will return. As for in what capacity she’ll return, well, it’s still quite vague. She said that Peggy will always be part of Don’s life though, which makes me think that her role won’t be trimmed down too much.
If anything, I’d love to see her go head to head with Don over some big accounts, that would be great to watch.
What about you? What do you want to see from Peggy when Mad Men returns for its sixth season?