It’s impossible to read Elisabeth Moss’ revealing interview with The New York Post’s Page Six magazine without hearing traces of Peggy Olson in there. (It’s also impossible to get over that revealing cover. Yowza. Game, set, point, Stan.) When the Mad Men actress opened up to the magazine about her painful divorce from Saturday Night Live and Portlandia star Fred Armisen, her surprisingly blunt statements about him sounded not unlike a well-executed Peggy remark at one of her male counterparts.
While Moss said her split from Armisen was “so hard to talk about,” the 29-year-old still got out one biting strike about her ex. “One of the greatest things I heard someone say about him is, ‘He’s so great at doing impersonations. But the greatest impersonation he does is that of a normal person,’” Moss said of the SNL star who has mimicked the likes of President Barack Obama, Lawrence Welk, Joy Behar, Prince, and the late Muammar Gaddafi, adding, “To me, that sums it up.” Joan would be proud.
Moss, who noted that she doesn’t keep in touch with Armisen since the demise of their 11-month marriage (“I don’t want to waste any more of my life talking about it”) said she “very much enjoys being single and all that that brings.” Peggy – whom Moss rightly described as “the truest feminist” in the article – would be proud.
What do you think about Elisabeth Moss’ remarks about her ex-husband Fred Armisen? Mean-spirited or refreshingly honest? Does this fiery Moss only make you more excited for the upcoming fifth season of Mad Men and what could be in store for Peggy Olson? Share in the comments section below.