Surprise party of one! Mad Men viewers were treated to an unexpected guest appearance by a very familiar face on the show’s Sunday, April 13, season seven premiere, when Party of Five alum Neve Campbell took a seat next to Don Draper (Jon Hamm) on his red-eye flight from L.A. to New York. (Spoilers ahead!)
The ’90s TV star and former Scream queen played a seductive widow who bonds with Don on the plane and then boldly propositions him before they land. Since the encounter takes place in 1969, she got a stunning retro makeover for the role, transforming from a modern-day beauty into a ’60s screen siren, complete with a curly bob and printed shirtdress.
“I had fun with wardrobe,” the Wild Things actress, 40, told Entertainment Weekly of getting into character on the AMC hit. “I was able to express what felt good and what felt right. [Showrunner] Matt [Weiner] is so detail-oriented that he chooses the hairstyles and makeup for every character. So when I got to the hair-and-makeup trailer, there was a picture of a woman in an old article from the ’60s, and that was the hairstyle that we were doing.”
“That was really interesting,” she continued, “because normally you have some room for a voice in this. But at the time time, there’s a reason why the show has done so well, and a big part of that is obviously how specific and detail-oriented [Matt] is in what he does.”
Campbell couldn’t talk about her future on the show — if she even has one — but she did dish a little about her experience on set. “Everyone was really open and welcoming,” she told EW. “What I loved about the show is that they all really dig each other, and they’re all really great friends…Everyone really gets along, they’re friendly with each other, they enjoy themselves. They’re all sad that this is the last season, you can see it. It’s a chapter of their lives that’s meant a lot to them.”
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