News broke yesterday that Mad Men’s January Jones is pregnant. Her rep says Jones “is happy to announce that she is expecting her first child this fall.”
What does that mean for Mad Men? Well, I sure hope that means less January Jones. She’s the weakest link on the show and I was glad to see her in a more downplayed role for much of last season. It’s pretty much impossible to get any type of spoilers from the cast and crew of the show, so it is extremely hard to tell what story lines, if any, come about because of this. Would it be too much to ask for Betty’s new husband to get so sick of her nagging that he ups and shoots her during the off season? Ok, maybe that’s a little harsh. How about, in the first episode, they just mention how great everything is and they’re moving to Australia (with the annoying kids) never to be heard from again?
It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of January Jones (as you can tell) or the character she plays. She is a horrible actress in everything I’ve seen her in, which thankfully has only been a couple movies, SNL, and Mad Men. At first I thought she was such a good actress and her character was one-dimensional with no real emotion on purpose. Nope, that’s the actress herself shining through. I’ve seen better acting in a 2nd grade play.