Shipka, who said a polite “thank you very much” after every question, told me that her favorite part of working on the show was just getting the chance to work. “The cast and crew are so nice,” she said. When I made a joke about her serving me a cocktail, she smiled sweetly but looked like she’d heard that one a thousand times. The hardest part of her very complex role on the show last season was doing “the more dramatic scenes,” of which she had plenty.
Asked if she feels Sally Draper’s pain even off screen, she said “Yes, I do.” Her favorite moment of season two? “The smoking scene was pretty fun,” she admitted. Of course, she has no intention of taking up the habit, but the process of getting shoved in the closet by January Jones was memorable, Shipka said. In her downtime between seasons, she just wrapped a role in the feature “Cats and Dogs 2,” which was all comedy and a welcome change from “Mad Men” melodrama, she said.
Hart, who had a Lego toy in the breast pocket of his suit, carried an index card with his name and character name in big block print as he walked down the red carpet. (He had an adult handler who hung in the background, to give reporters the full affect of being schmoozed by a 7 year old.).