To think there was a time when a television character played by Linda Cardellini was regarded as a freak simply because she dropped out of her high school Mathletes club. But that was a different decade, on a different period drama, and when Ms. Once viewers got past the realization that it was indeed Ms. No spoilers here, but a few more events have occurred in their lives since then.
‘The Woman Who Can Bring Don Draper to His Knees': Linda Cardellini on Her ‘Mad Men’ Role
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I have been really up and down with New Girl over the last couple of weeks—last night's episode was OK, I thought. Just OK. I feel like the Prince party really woke me up to how antsy I am to see big, long stretches of action set outside of the loft, and now I can't unfeel those feelings. The thing is, last night's ep did have plenty of action outside the loft—Schmidt schemed at a bar mitzvah, Winston's girl Birdie put on a soup party—but with so much packed into the ep, it didn't feel like we got to have maximum fun with any of those scenarios. However, there was one thing that really cheered me: Linda Cardellini. And so, continuing along in this universe where all of Linda Cardellini's characters are connected, we need to talk about how great it was to see her let loose on New Girl last night.
Linda Cardellini on New Girl Is Way More Fun Than Linda Cardellini on Mad Men
Linda Cardellini has been the talk of "Mad Men" Season 6. So that's the nice thing about acting sometimes is that you don't have to actually experience the things as the characters do. Shipka recently opened up about the traumatic scene, telling Vulture , "The whole thing about acting in general, whether other actors are there with you or not, is that it's about your imagination. You can draw from real-life experiences, but obviously nothing, unless you're doing some biography, is going to be exact to your life.
We caught up with Linda Cardellini ahead of the finale to talk about the end of Mad Men. Linda Cardellini: The hotel stuff, when he locks me in the hotel—that was really fun to shoot because it was so out of the norm for both of them. John Slattery was the director, and I knew him from working on a film called Return. He was one of the only people I knew when I came to Mad Men.