Actor Talk


Here’s an article in a local Oregon paper about two local boys who made good. Mad Men is mentioned twice. Michael Uppendahl, we are told, is directing an upcoming episode (upcoming episodes! Yay!), and Mark Kelly has “a recurring role in “Mad Men,” as Dale.”

Dale?

I find him listed in this role in Ladies Room on IMDb, but I can’t place him. Which is driving me crazy.

Anyone?

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I’ve posted in the past about the Whedon connection to Mad Men. Well, my son and I are watching Angel on DVD these evenings, and lo & behold, looks like Darby Stanchfield (Helen Bishop) guest-starred in the Angel Season 2 episode “The Anniversary.”

It’s very geeky, but I love finding things like this.

Last night.

So, to work it forwards instead of backwards, it goes like this. I had dinner with two friends last night, one of whom is a young woman I met through a mutual friend a few years back. She lives in Texas. She was in Manhattan for her sister’s graduation.

Anyway, as part of catching up, I mention this here blog thing. (She has not seen Mad Men yet, but is aware of my… fixation blog, and intends to catch the first season when it comes out on DVD.) And how it’s been getting some attention. And this is when she mentions that her sister babysits for the actor on the show who she thinks almost loses his job (not so much, and so it takes us a minute to figure it out. “white-haired” was the key.)

I, I… I mean, I handed her my BoK card and tried to convince her to give it to her sister to give to John (and Talia). To like, what end, I couldn’t tell you.

I tried to convince her that the actors (at least some of them) know about us and kind of like us (this is a bit of a stretch, for me to assume that all the actors on the show feel the way that like, Rich Sommer and Julie McNiven do.) I tried to convince her that he won’t think it’s an intrusion at all if his babysitter hands him my card and gives him some kind of third-hand message. from a frigging fan. blogger. chick.

I may have lost some steam in the ‘convincing’ arc.

So, I don’t know… John, Talia, if you happen to see this umm… Hi! Your babysitter’s sister is a sweet girl.

People Magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People issue had a section on “Year of the Redhead” that featured our own Christina Hendricks (Joan Holloway). The 18 pictures on the website show redheads Julianne Moore and Isla Fisher; I honestly think Christina (a natural blonde) is by far the more beautiful.

So, this is kind of fun.

Dr Emerson, the gynecologist in Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, is played by Remy Auberjonois. I looked it up awhile ago, and the name was so familiar, but I couldn’t place him.

Today I read it (in I Let My Fists Do the Talking, a blog by the woman who designed the header for Rich Sommer‘s blog) and I was like WAIT. I TOTALLY KNEW THAT.

Remy is the son of Rene Auberjonois (and sorry to totally steal, but really, these are the two identifiers…) of Odo and Benson fame.

So just… cool!

Yeah I was working on this. Even had a cute title, “the Boys of Sommer”. So now I must rethink and rewrite.

Okay, I’m better now. Here we go.

Rich Sommer (aka Harry Crane) has, as my sister has mentioned, a really cute blog. He posted today on several topics, among them, his excitement to be shooting Season Two, and the nerdfest that is he, Aaron Staton (Ken Cosgrove) and Bryan Batt (Salvatore).

From ze post:

Also, at work the other day, Bryan schooled Aaron and me at No Thanks!. I exacted my revenge via a rousing game of Loco!. I will make game nerds of them all. And maybe we will play games whose names don’t end in exclamation points.

And uh, btw, you guys know he reads BoK, right? The occasional comment can be found. (So Rich, would it kill you to add us to your blogroll?)

Just a quick quote from Rich Sommer, because it delights me:

We have started shooting season two of Mad Men. This makes me happy. The scripts have been amazing, and it’s been wonderful being back at work with so many people I respect and adore.

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