Hardcore Mad Men fans are well-aware of that crazy Megan Draper-as-Sharon Tate theory, and now it seems the actress who portrays her, Jessica Paré, is as well: In a new interview with Esquire, Paré addressed the multiple theories predicting Megan's grisly demise, and that now infamous Sharon Tate-inspired t-shirt she donned in episode right.
From the interview:
ESQ: Do you have any thoughts on this murder theory?
JP: Well, I know [creator] Matt [Weiner] spoke about it a few days ago. [Eds. note: We were unable to find Weiner talking about it, at least publicly.] I think that one of the greatest things about being on this show is that people love to talk about the characters. For me as an actor, it's absolutely so thrilling to hear anybody talk about the character that I play. [Laughs.] In terms of whether that's going to happen or not, I'm pretty sure that Matt spoke to it, but I just want to say, I don't know.
ESQ: In shooting that scene, is there a connection being made like, "Oh, I'm wearing Sharon Tate's shirt," or is it just a costume you put on?
JP: There was a reference photo in the costume shop that was that shot with Sharon Tate. That's right where I saw it. Women didn't really wear a lot of t-shirts at the time, so we were trying to find a t-shirt, where this woman was on her balcony, by herself, and not really expecting her husband being home so soon and she's just wearing underwear and a t-shirt — looking vulnerable and casual. Not like vulnerable in an explicitly sexual kind of way, but almost vulnerable in its dowdiness or whatever. That might not be the right word. But he'd come home and see her in this vulnerable state and she'd just say it, say exactly what she's thinking. Which by the way, people rarely do in life, but people do on TV and especially on this show. So I think that was the idea in finding that t-shirt — something that we had a reference that somebody had worn at the time. And if there was any significance beyond that, I don't know, you'd have to ask Matt.
So, basically, we know nothing, Jessica Paré knows nothing, and there's still been no mention of the even crazier theory, courtesy of Uproxx, that Megan is already dead. Keep speculating, everyone!