Fans of “Mad Men,” who may be wondering when the fifth season of the series will begin, can watch at least one member of the cast in a video clip that is part of a campaign to legalize marriage for gay men and lesbians.
John Slattery, who plays Roger Sterling on “Mad Men,” has joined the ranks of celebrities enlisted by the H.R.C. Campaign for New York Marriage, part of the gay-rights organization known as the Human Rights Campaign.
Mr. Slattery’s video went live on Thursday morning, joining 12 others on a section of the H.R.C.’s Web site. In the video, which lasts about 30 seconds, Mr. Slattery — looking very un-Roger-like in a beard and glasses — describes himself as “a New Yorker who supports marriage equality, because every family needs the same protections.”
“Unfortunately, equal rights don’t happen on their own,” Mr. Slattery says. “We need to fight for them.”
Mr. Slattery’s participation in the effort was announced in October.
Among other familiar faces whose videos are on the Web site are Joan Rivers, Kenneth Cole, Fran Drescher, Whoopi Goldberg and Moby. lol Kenneth Cole... this bitch
In the video, there is a fleeting nod to Mr. Slattery’s role in “Mad Men”: for a moment, the clip cuts away from him to show a street sign that reads “Madison Avenue.”
Mr. Slattery’s video is coming out as he promotes his role in a coming movie, “The Adjustment Bureau,” which also stars Matt Damon.
AMC, the cable channel that presents “Mad Men,” has announced that the series will be back for a fifth season, but negotiations continue with Matthew Weiner, the creator of the series, and Lions Gate, which produces it. SMH Matthew Weiner... but ilu Roger Sterling!!! even if you fired my fierce bb Sal :(