Elisabeth Moss plays an ambitious woman Peggy's role in the series Mad Men. She separated from her husband Fred Armisen eight months ago.
Elisabeth Moss lives a normal life. And although she is a celebrity in her own right, Elisabeth Moss has not let it get to her head. But that does not mean she is going soft in the head.
With the hit series Mad Men, Elisabeth has skyrocketed to fame and superstardom. She rises through the ranks of the corporate ladder in a manmade mad, mad, mad world that revolves around greed and ambition.
31-year-old actress plays the role of Peggy Olson. Peggy is “the one we relate to, the one that’s us,” Moss says.
But the maker of the hit TV show knew from day one that Elisabeth would emerge as the top cat in the series. He had faith in her and so she made it through sheer hard work and prodigious effort.
“In the opening credits, my name is after Jon Hamm’s, who stars as Draper,” recalls Elisabeth Moss. “But when I did the pilot I was not necessarily in that position. I’m No. 4 on the call sheet. But Matt put me second in the credits. I guess he knew what was going to happen.”
The television show “Mad Men” portrays the cruel field of advertising as it was way back in the swinging 60s. It is a surreal world indeed. Soon thanks to Elizabeth’s acting chops the drama became a crowd favorite.
“I don’t actually work in advertising in the ’60s. I’m an actor,” she says, laughing. “I’m just a normal person who worries and stresses about stupid shit. I like to sleep in. I like sushi. I love what I do. I think acting is super-fun. I don’t think it’s something super-serious.”
Elisabeth however contends that there is nothing extra-special about her. She is composed of flesh and blood like the rest of the human mortals. She likes Japanese cuisine and watches the idiot box. And she has two cats to boot. Now that is very normal.
Also, she has a sense of humor which comes in handy in today’s ironic times. As for her husband with whom she tied the knot eight odd months ago, they are together no more.
Fred Armisen, the comedian, had made life hell for her and she is glad to have gotten rid of him. Life sure is a relief without his presence in it. Armisen himself admitted that he was a monster as a husband. He said in an interview that he had a serious problem due to which he started acting up after a year or two of married life.