ELISABETH MOSS (PEGGY OLSON): Well Lizzie, she was our base camp president. She and I started off season one calling ourselves the self-appointed social chairs, meaning we tried to get people to hang out with each other outside of work. It worked a couple of times. We went bowling, went to a couple of restaurants, nights out. But it probably had to be a little more organic than we were willing to let it be. So over time base camp became the place to be. And Lizzie became the base camp president and I became the social chair. My job was to help outfit the base camp with games, things to play and entertain ourselves with while we were hanging out.
CHRISTINA HENDRICKS (JOAN HARRIS): I remember the first day we worked together there was a scene in the diner where we were all hitting on her and I lit a cigarette for her – a herbal cigarette – and as she was talking in this first take a single tear went down her cheek and we had to stop. It was our first encounter with what would became our arch nemesis throughout the run of the show, herbal cigarettes. It took a lot of getting used to, smoking those things, and we got a chance to commiserate very early on about how much of a nightmare it was.
MATTEW WEINER (CREATOR, SHOWRUNNER): The first time that I met him I called him the wrong name. I thought he was the director and I thought the director was Matt. So I called Matt Alan and I called Alan Taylor Matt which was a bit of a bummer. Thankfully he laughed it off. Matt is certainly the best writer I’ve ever worked with and I cannot imagine how I’m ever going to top working with him. He’s given me lines that I didn’t expect and were funnier and more insightful than I ever could have dreamed of. Truly, I will forever owe whatever happens to my career from now on to him.