That is the question my friends. Is January Jones a bitch? Yesterday an interview was released with former Mad Men star and 11-year-old, Jared Gilmore, who played January’s son on the hit show. In the interview he told the next child actor playing the son to watch out, because January is unapproachable and not nice. Maybe we shouldn’t be warning her next fake kid but warn her real kid.
And little Jared wasn’t the only one who thought so. Apparently other stars, like Zach Galifianakis have also talked about her coldness. But today, January got a little bit of a defense. Co-star John Slattery has been quoted defending January and claiming she is not unapproachable, she’s just a very serious actress. “It’s an intimidating character,” Slattery said. “I mean, that’s the character. Betty Draper is an intimidating woman I suppose, if you were a 7-year-old boy [or] her son.”
I don’t know how much I’m buying into Slattery’s comments. January has just got that ice princess kind of persona which makes her seem standoffish and frankly, a little bit of a bitch. Sure, co-stars think she is going to great mom, but great moms can be bitches! Slattery also said, “No, she’s a sweetheart,” Slattery said. “We got lucky. We don’t have anybody like that.”
How much do you buy the “It’s not her! It’s the character!” excuse? Sure some actors have more difficultly than others separating real life and their character’s life, but being mean to a kid? It’s also weird cause she looks so nice and pretty in the gallery pics. Good luck next Betty Draper’s son indeed. What do you guys think? Buying the defense? Discuss in the comments.