August 24th, 2011
02:02 PM ET
January Jones' cold reputation continues, thanks to recent comments from her onscreen son, but “Mad Men” co-star John Slattery is coming to her defense. Sort of.
Jared Gilmore, who is the third little boy to play Bobby Draper, warned the next kid playing Jones' son to “be careful around” her. (Gilmore is leaving the show for a new series.)
"Well, it's an intimidating character," Slattery said to E! News of Gilmore's comment, insinuating that maybe the little tyke confused Jones’ real personality with acting. "I mean, that's the character. Betty Draper is an intimidating woman I suppose, if you were a seven-year-old boy [or] her son." (Or if you’re Zach Galifianakis.)
But Slattery, who plays Roger Sterling on the show, insists Jones isn’t difficult on set. "No, she's a sweetheart," Slattery said. "We got lucky. We don't have anybody like that."
And Slattery took his flattery a step further, predicting his co-star’s mothering skills. "I have no doubts she'll make a great mother," he said of Jones. The 33-year-old actress is expecting her first child in the fall. The father remains a mystery.
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