The “Mad Men” cast recently filmed their final scenes of the Emmy winning AMC drama, and the end of the series was apparently enough to make grown men cry. On Monday, HuffPost Live posted video of “Mad Men” alum Elisabeth Moss, who said the last few days of shooting had much of the cast bawling like babies.
"The last three days were kind of like a funeral," Moss said of her last days as Peggy Olson. "It was just everybody crying all day long -- these big, giant men bursting into tears."
While she revealed that she didn’t actually catch series star Jon Hamm weeping, most likely because he was “working a lot,” Moss added, "I'm not going to call people out specifically who cried, but there were definitely some criers, including me.”
It’s not surprising that the close knit cast found themselves shedding a few tears as they tied up the storylines with seven densely packed episodes. And Hamm’s brave face isn’t all that surprising, either. The actor previously told Huffington Post Entertainment that he had made peace with the end of the story for his iconic character, Don Draper.
"It's been a big, big, big part of my life,” Hamm said earlier this year. “I've got a lot of really good friends in the cast and crew. It's going to be tricky [to see it end]. I'm not going to say I wish it wouldn't end, because everything has to end, but it is what it is. We're going to have an emotional journey once we wrap it up. We'll walk away and lock the door."
Earlier this year, Variety reported that show runner Matthew Weiner was very emotional about the prospect of saying goodbye to the characters that he created, as well as the actors who portrayed them.
“I’m dealing with loss more than responsibility right now,” he said at the time. And while the “Mad Men” mastermind admitted that he feels for the fans who say they will miss the Sterling Cooper and Partners posse, he added, “Trust me, I’m going to miss it more than you will.”
In the end, the cast went out in a way that Don Draper would probably find fitting. Christina Hendricks, who played office manager turned SC partner Joan Holloway on the series, told The Hollywood Reporter that after filming the finale episode of the series, the cast pulled an all-nighter and were "chatting, singing songs and drinking" until 8 a.m. the following morning. "We didn't want to leave," she said.
Hey, at least they found a final use for Don Draper’s liquor cabinet.
“Mad Men” returns with the final episodes of the series next spring on AMC.