January Jones laments lack of gentlemen
- Bang Showbiz
- 8 August 2010
January Jones doesn't find the sexism in her TV show 'Mad Men' shocking because she finds men today even worse
January Jones doesn't think there are many gentlemen left.
The actress - who plays troubled sixties suburban housewife Betty Draper in US TV show 'Mad Men' - doesn't find the old-fashioned attitudes depicted in the show very shocking because she doesn't think much progress has been made in society.
She said: "The things that are said in the show about race and religion are maybe more shocking because it's not done now. But for women I don't think we've come very far. At least they were gentleman back then. They might say something s***ty behind your back, but at least they opened the door."
The 31-year-old blonde beauty began her career as a model and believes the cut-throat fashion world prepared her for rejection in Hollywood.
She explained to Tatler magazine: "It taught how to be rejected in a way that I didn't take personally.
"I never got that beaten down feeling with the auditioning process and acting. If anything it made me go for it more to prove them wrong."