I would say what Mad Men has taught me has been a super elevated evaluation of text in general, and understanding subtext, and understanding where a character comes from – what he means by this or by that.
My aunt is a famous L.A. chef, Susan Feniger, and she’s got Street and Border Grill. So a fun night out for me is to go to my aunt’s restaurants.
I despise – I hate – I’m terrified of karaoke, and I wish I wasn’t because everybody I know who’s awesome loves it.
Here’s the thing about Jews in Hollywood. Not to stereotype, but the Jews I know here are the funniest, most self-deprecating people I know. And it’s rare to find a Jew that is actually offended by comedy about them.
Anything that Aaron Sorkin writes, I could watch a million times. One of the few shows that I’ve watched in repeats was ‘The West Wing.’
My father’s Jewish, so my world is Jewish whenever I go home.
Usually, if I’m yelling at the TV, I’m in a bar. If I’m by myself, and it’s not a game, I often find myself scolding reality stars that can’t hear me through the television set.
With ‘Mad Men,’ you feel like you’re a member of Seal Team Six when you’re shooting.
When you audition for shows in Hollywood, you go in, you do your scene, maybe you get an adjustment. It’s sort of easy, and a lot of times it just feels sort of rote and simple. Whereas when you go to New York and you audition for plays, you walk out sweaty and intimidated and nervous and doubting yourself as an actor.
If you look at the history of advertising, most of them were Jews, so it was only a matter of time before ‘Mad Men’ explored that area of advertising.