Mrs. Draper Speaks
Elle Canada's cover girl and “Mad Men” star Jessica Paré on fans, her hit single and being 30.
Jessica Paré loves Megan Draper.
Since landing a role on AMC’s hit show Mad Men nearly three years ago, the Canadian actress has quickly become the envy of viewers everywhere, thanks to her stylish wardrobe and her intimate scenes with on screen hubby Don Draper, played by Jon Hamm.
“How can you not love Megan? I do,” Paré says in the March 2013 issue of Elle Canada. “People will react to me as an actor though. Everybody has their opinions -- I'm the worst about, like, ‘Oh, I don’t like that actress’ for no reason. So I understand that, but I think the character is fantastic. She’s so spontaneous and genuine.”
Paré made big headlines in the beginning of season five after delivering a striking and mesmerizing performance of the French classic “Zou Bisou Bisou.” Since the episode, the single has dominated music charts across the continent.
“I knew the song was catchy when I started working on that episode and everybody in the production office was singing it incessantly, and then I was singing it for about six weeks and then everybody in the cast was singing it for the next two,” she tells Elle.
“Hats off to [show creator] Matt Weiner for choosing something that would capture people’s imaginations in such a great way.”
The Montreal native, who just turned 30 in December, also dishes about the joys of being in a new age bracket.
“Most of my good girlfriends are older, so I had only high hopes about turning 30 -- and so far I haven’t been disappointed. I feel like I’m more fun,” she says.
The March 2013 issue of Elle Canada, which featuresJessica Paré on three different covers, is on newsstands now.
Mad Men season six will premiere on Apr. 7 on AMC.