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Elisabeth Moss Thinks Don Draper Has Lost His Mojo [Spoiler Alert]
Last night's season premiere of "Mad Men" was an epic two-hour foray into the hearts and minds of our beloved 1960s heroes. Roger is in therapy, Megan is still clinging to her wide-eyed innocence, and Don is still a philandering, miserable asshole (who we love).
But in the time leading up to the episode, as all the actors (and some of their penises) were doing press for the new season, Elisabeth Moss let it slip that she thinks Don Draper has lost his mojo.
The comment appeared in an interview with Vulture, when the actress who plays Peggy Olson was asked about Don's diminishing charms:
Do you think that Don has lost his mojo? Um, yeah, I do. I think that was his story at the end of — I guess it was season four, when he gets engaged to Megan and everyone is kind of like, “What the fuck?” and there’s that great scene with [Peggy] and Joan and they’re both like, “Oh my God, what’s happening?” And he’s so happy and smiling, it’s weird! And it’s like, I’m a viewer as much as anyone else is, and I want to see Don be Don. And that was his story: This guy falls in love and is happy, and how does that affect his work and who he is? But, you gotta kind of take it away to give it back, you know? And I think that Don is very good, he’s very good at his job, and, um … I can’t say anything else. [Laughs.] That’s the end of my sentence. [Laughs.]
As per the end of last night's episode, Don has clearly not lost all of his mojo, boning, as he is, his new friend's lovely wife. But now he feels bad about it. Indication of mojo gone? Or indication of previously unexplored character depth?
Time will tell...