August 31st, 2010
12:05 PM ET
While just about everyone knows who they are now, there was a time when the entire cast of “Mad Men” were relative unknowns.
Rolling Stone talks to the actors about that rise from obscurity and delves into the hotness that is the AMC critically acclaimed show in a new “Mad Men” cover story due to hit the stands on September 1.
Accompanied by a set of black and white, behind the scenes photos, the article tells the tale of the three seasons of the smash show which made celebrities out of its stars. "If Rob Lowe had been cast in the part, it would have been different," Jon Hamm, who plays Don Draper, told the magazine. "There was no back story with me."
Some of the cast still manage to pull off anonymity despite the popularity of the Emmy-winning show.
"One of my few vanities is going to a party and people not realizing I'm the person they saw in ‘Mad Men,’” said Vincent Kartheiser who plays Pete Campbell.
The “Mad Men” cover story joins just one of several television shows to recently grace the cover of Rolling Stone including a recent story about the stripped-down cast of another hit cable television drama, “True Blood.”
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