Q&A WITH MAD MEN'S JOHN SLATTERY AKA ROGER STERLING
My most favorite character! He is the comic relief to this amazing drama Mad Men. MM is zooming up on it's grand finale and no more Sundays with Don and Roger....I will miss them.....
John Slattery talked to AMC.com about Roger’s transformation and what the future holds for Roger and Don.
Q: If the cast of Mad Men got together again to do another show, what kind of show could you see them doing?
A: Game of Thrones. I would play Peter Dinklage’s father-in-law, the medieval barber… We could all be in leather leggings. It would be great.
Q: Roger has been on quite an odyssey over the last couple of seasons. What would you say is the most surreal Roger moment?
A: The episode where [Mona and Roger] go to get our daughter out of the commune. It’s crazy. It was the first time shooting the show when I got the whole hippie thing. I was a little kid when all that was going on, and I have older sisters and I look back at pictures and remember them dressed like that, but shooting that episode was like a little bit of a fever dream.
Q: Roger negotiated the deal to sell SC&P to McCann. Did it feel like a return to earlier times for your character?
A: I think wherever Roger would go, whether he was sort of an outlier or back in the fold by choice or by necessity, he would be informed by his orbit elsewhere, which is what was so good about all those characters… All the shenanigans and drug-taking and relationships and deals that went belly-up were part of the decision making. And when Bert [Cooper] says to Roger, “You know, you’re not a leader, you’re a child,” basically, Roger takes that as motivation and stands up for his company and becomes a leader.
Q: So in a way, there’s no going back to the way things were in Mad Men…
A: It all kind of remains unexpected up until the end, which is all a tribute to [Matthew Weiner]. He never wanted to go over the same ground twice. You know, so many shows do that — you hit a particularly fruitful vein and you just want to keep tapping that well — and he never wanted to do that. He never wanted to go back. - Read Full Story Here