The latest information on Mad Men season 6 says that Betty will have a much larger role this upcoming season. Also, descriptions of new characters have been given.
Last season, January Jones’ character Betty Francis appeared far less on screen than in any previous season due to her pregnancy. Jones has had the baby and her role will return to its normal prominence.
We know what you were thinking (because let’s face it, we were thinking it too). When you heard that Betty would be having a bigger role, your mind immediately went to the wildly popular “Fat Betty” story-arc from season 5. No, Betty Francis’ season 6 role will be much bigger in screen time and not so much in physical size.
Don’t take this to mean that we think the whole “Fat Betty” story-arc is over; we don’t think that’s the case. Matthew Weiner and the Mad Men writers are far too good to say, “Well, January isn’t pregnant anymore, so ‘Fat Betty’ doesn’t need to exist anymore. Betty no longer has weight issues.” No, we are confident that won’t happen.
And that’s okay. We got some good laughs out of “Fat Betty,” mainly because there isn’t a character that we’d have wished their worst nightmare on more. We despise Betty, and as someone who obviously holds her looks above most other things, we couldn’t be more happy with her pain.
Plus, we got some really funny memes out of this:
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The other new information that we’ve received is that Mad Men will be bringing new employees into the world of
Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, well whatever it’s going to be called now (please be Sterling Cooper Draper Holloway). Mad Men is looking to cast some characters in their 20s and 30s described as “attractive,” “cute,” “flirtatious,” “sweet” and “curvy.” They always need more lady-candy to harass. They’ll also be casting two British businessmen types in their 50s. We wouldn’t be surprised if these were Jaguar executives or had some relation to the now deceased Lane Pryce, be it family or friends.
Thanks, TV Line.
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