Elisabeth Moss is best known for her good-girl character Peggy Olson on Mad Men, trying to carve out a career for herself in a man’s world. But in real life, the 29-year-old doesn’t mind going a little wild.
In a new interview for the New York Post‘s Page Six magazine, Elisabeth strikes some provocative poses in a Burberry trenchcoat and bra and talks candidly about the life she enjoys outside the Sterling Cooper ad agency.
Asked if she indulges in the vices for which the Men are famous, she says, “No comment on the smoking. Of course I drink. I’m not a big fan of whisky or vodka – I just don’t like the taste. So I’m just a beer and wine girl. I’m also kind of a lightweight, so like, two glasses of wine and I’m goooood.”
She’s been single since her divorce from SNL funnyman Fred Armisen after just 8 months of marriage. She calls the subject “so hard to talk about,” but says of her ex, “One of the greatest things I heard someone say about him is, ‘He’s so great at doing impersonations. But the best impersonation he does is that of a normal person.’ To me, that sums it up.”
Elisabeth adds that she “very much enjoys being single and all that brings,”and has no immediate plans to settle down. With that in mind, it’s wise that she’s not interested in having children anytime soon.
“I have a tremendous amount of respect for my mother, and it makes me want to be a really great mother,” she says. “And sure, in an ideal world I can do it all. But I think for now that I’m too young to know. You almost have to get older to understand that you’re too young to know.”
With that in mind, she’s focusing on her upcoming travels to New Zealand for five months to star in the BBC miniseries Top of the Lake before returning to the Mad life. As for the future, she’d “like to be surprised.”
Will the surprises include a family of her own? Whether or not it does, it sounds like the actress who occasionally likes to let out her inner “bad girl” doesn’t have it too bad at all.
[Photo: The Riker Brothers/Headpress Photo for Page Six Magazine]
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