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Colin Mentioned in Bryan Batt Interview

In 2008 Colin Hanks portrayed Father John Gill in three episodes of the AMC series “Mad Men” which is set in the 1960s and centers on an advertising agency in New York City.

The New Orleans Magazine issue January 2009 features Bryan Batt, “Mad Men’s” Salvatore Romano, in the cover story.

In the interview he mentions Colin:

[…]Do you and the Mad Men cast socialize off the set?
I love the cast. We have so much fun off the show. In Los Angeles last year [2008], we had “Mad Men Live Revue,” which turned into a huge hit. I sang, Colin Hanks played the guitar… People who went even dressed for the period.

Mad Men is set in the late 1950s, early ’60s. Salvatore Romano, the ad agency Sterling Cooper’s art director, is a closeted homosexual. This past season, he was married. The interesting thing about his character is that in this day and age there are still people denying their natural inclinations. Some people ask me, “When is he coming out?” and I say he’s probably not – remember the era. In the episode from the last season, “The Golden Violin,” Salvatore and his wife had aco-worker over and he ignored his wife the whole time. It will be interesting to see where it goes.


Read the story in full: Persona: Bryan Batt

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