Teyonah Parris' 4 Reasons You Should Watch 'Mad Men'

Teyonah Parris' 4 Reasons You Should Watch 'Mad Men'
ESSENCE.COM Apr, 13, 2012

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“Watching how the company integrates — it’s one woman’s story. Dawn is one woman. She’s not there to tell a million people’s stories but it is her one story and it is very interesting to watch how she deals with it.”

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“I love period dramas. When I got it, I was actually very excited. I really wanted to play a character in this time period for a while. I didn’t have any apprehensions about doing it. But these people may not look like us, but the drama in their lives is very universal.”

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“I love to play dress up. My character is very much conservative and a bit shy—she keeps to herself. So her clthes definitely reflect that. My first outfit was this long wool plaid skirt that went below my knees with a button up shirt to my chin. It’s very fun. And I think I look so different in the custom than how I look in life. It’s a lot of fun for me.”

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“The caliber of which the writing is on that show is so amazing that it’s gratifying to even be on Mad Men.”

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