Mad Men's Betty Will Be Featured More in Season 6

January Jones sat down with NY Magazine's Vulture blog while at Sundance.


Here are some excerpts from the interview about her role in the acclaimed AMC show.

If you had your druthers, where would you like to see Betty go? She's had a rough couple of years.
It’s interesting to hear people's perspectives, because I felt like the first few seasons were rough, and then she's made steps in the last couple seasons to be happier, by leaving Don and marrying Henry and trying to be a better mom. And I think that she's in the best place we've seen her — but I'm not sure she'll ever be completely happy. I don't know if she knows how to do that. She's one of those people who's always searching for something else, so even if she finds it, I don’t know if she'd recognize it. And it's sad, because Henry's, like, a great husband and a great guy, and he took in her kids, and he's like this kind of perfect guy, and she's still searching for something.

I guess she could go to a place where she's more self-actualized?
I don’t know what would make her happy. I mean, even when she found out last year that she wasn't dying, she was like, "Great, so I'm just fat." I mean, there's no silver lining for her, but I don't know.

But maybe Matt Weiner will give her a silver lining?
But I don't think he wants — that's not realistic, and he's very true to human nature. Some people don't get silver linings, and that's not interesting anyway.

What can we look forward to this season?
I'm in it more. I can only say that, I think. We're halfway done — and I've gotten to do a lot of weird stuff.
full interview