Elisabeth Moss Shares Dirt On Marriage To Fred ArmisenBy: Amanda Crum - March 11, 2014
Elisabeth Moss plays a young woman who has it all on “Mad Men”, but in a recent interview with New York Magazine , she talks about how her marriage to former “Saturday Night Live” star Fred Armisen was anything but perfect.
Moss has agreed with Armisen’s admission that he is a “terrible husband” and said that she’s glad the marriage ended when it did and not years from now, after children.
“Looking back, I feel like I was really young, and at the time I didn’t think that I was that young,” Moss said. “It was extremely traumatic and awful and horrible. it turned out for the best. I’m glad that I’m not there. I’m glad that it didn’t happen when I was 50. I’m glad I didn’t have kids. And I got that out of the way. Hopefully. Like, that’s probably not going to happen again.”
Armisen, who has found success with “Portlandia” and is now the band leader for Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show”, has admitted that he moves too quickly in relationships and then finds himself “freaking out”.
“I want it all — fast … I want to be married,” Armisen told Howard Stern. “The amount of girls I’ve lived with — right away — and then somewhere around a year, two years, I get freaked out. Freaked out emotionally … and I actually feel like, ‘oh my god, who is this stranger in my house?'”
“One of the greatest things I heard someone say about him is, ‘He’s so great at doing impersonations. But the greatest impersonation he does is that of a normal person.'” Moss said in a 2012 interview.
The former couple have both moved on, with Moss talking about her success on “Mad Men” in the interview. As many fans have figured out, her character, Peggy, has been a central figure on the show all along, not necessarily Don Draper.
“In the opening credits, my name is after Jon Hamm’s, who stars as Draper,” she said. “But when I did the pilot I was not necessarily in that position. I’m No. 4 on the call sheet. But Matt put me second in the credits. I guess he knew what was going to happen.”
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