We love "Mad Men" for its philandering gents and sultry ladies, but sometimes you have to hear it for the matriarchs in the period drama.
Fictional moms both new and old are featured in the show's sixth season, and we parsed out the family affairs to expect come April 7's premiere. First things first: The newest Bobby Draper has some high praise for January Jones.
Now the middle child of Jones's Betty and Jon Hamm's Don, young actor Mason Vale Cotton is singing a different tune from the actor (Jared Gilmore, "Once Upon a Time") that last played his part -- one who said January wasn't as friendly as the other cast members.
"January is really nice," little Cotton told us at Wednesday's premiere. "She's really helpful with scenes and talks with me."
He's even met Jones's real-life little guy, baby Xander: "He's really cute, and she talks about him all the time."
As for Christina Hendricks's iconic redhead Joan Holloway, she reached peak success in the boardroom last season -- but also had a baby.
"I got to work with very small babies a bit last season, and there were a ton of them. They were so sweet and soft and cuddly," Hendricks said. As for working with older kids, she wouldn't comment on where her character was at in child rearing this season -- the cast are all tightlipped about plot points.
"Joan is a mom, so we shall see."
The new season of "Mad Men" premieres on Sunday, 4/7 at 9 PM on AMC.
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