New York magazine's latest cover story is all about Elizabeth Moss, who you may be more familiar with as badass Peggy Olsen from AMC's hit drama Mad Men. Mostly, the article is about how normal Moss is, which isn't too divergent from a great deal of celebrity profiles, but there's some not so normal stuff like this:
She travels with a stuffed animal.
And then there's that one time Helen Mirren cursed at her at the Golden Globes:
At the Golden Globes, where she ended up winning for her role in Top of the Lake, she was seated at a table with Megan Mullally, Mike Tyson, and Helen Mirren. (“Very normal, every other Sunday,” she jokes.) When she caught Mirren’s eye, she introduced herself. Mirren’s perfectly Helen Mirren–ish reply: “I know who the fuck you are.”
Most controversially, Moss talks about her brief marriage to former Saturday Night Live cast member and current Late Night with Seth Meyers bandleader, Fred Armisen. The two met when Jon Hamm hosted the show in 2008.
They were married a year later and broke up eight months after that, in 2010. Armisen has since described himself as a “terrible husband” on Howard Stern, a classification to which Moss nods in agreement. “Looking back, I feel like I was really young, and at the time I didn’t think that I was that young,” Moss says. “It was extremely traumatic and awful and horrible. At the same time, it turned out for the best. I’m glad that I’m not there. I’m glad that it didn’t happen when I was 50. I’m glad I didn’t have kids. And I got that out of the way. Hopefully. Like, that’s probably not going to happen again.”
Despite all of the normal, just like you-ness of Moss' Netflix-binging and penchant for just chilling with a few close friends, there's this little part about how she grew up on brought up on Scientology:
“I’m not going to talk about it anymore,” she says firmly. “I said what it meant to me, and anyone can go and look at that if they want to know what I feel. But now it’s private, off limits.”
She has previously spoken about how the church is personally helpful to her, not anti-gay, and “grossly misunderstood by the media.” But Moss does not talk about Scientology even with friends and seems very comfortable with how uncomfortable it makes other people. “I would feel the same way, honestly,” she says. “I think if there was something that I didn’t know and didn’t understand, I would probably feel as opinionated. You know how you’re opinionated about when someone breaks up? Celebrities break up and you just feel like you know what happened?”
You can read the rest of the profile here (and you should, as it's a good read), and be sure to check out the first half of Mad Men's final season April 13 on AMC.
[via NY Mag]