Jessica Pare in Fashion March 2014: If You Don't Support Equal Rights, You're A Fascist
The 33-year-old actress looked gorgeous in a white Kaufmanfranco dress for the Gabor Jurina and Zeina Esmail-shot front page while opening up about the show and her feminist views.
Check out a few highlights from Miss Pare's interview below. For more, be sure to visit Fashion!
On female friendships while on set:
"They make all the difference. If you go back and look at that episode in season 5, there is a scene where Megan and Peggy became friends. It was important for the audience to see that they’re not being competitive or cutting each other up. It helped people side with Megan as a character that the two of them genuinely like each other."
On her challenging "Mad Men" scenes:
"It would have to be the last episode of season six when Don tells her they are not moving to L.A. I didn’t want Megan to cry in the last—I wanted her to be strong and stand up to Don and not take his sh*t anymore. I wanted to say ‘that is not f*cking fair—you do everything for you and you don’t do anything that considers me!’ Not crying was actually more difficult. I can cry all day long—that’s easy for me. I live for those kinds of scenes."
On her support for equal rights:
"Of course I’m a feminist…if you’re not for the equal treatment of men and women, then you’re a fascist."
On her idol:
"I’m a huge Marlene Dietrich fan. She’s got this raunchy kind of strength. It would be hard to find a man who could come up with something hard for her to handle. She’s seen it all and done it all. I read her biography as a kid and it stayed with me since."
On her future family plans:
"I do want kids. I am dating [musician] John Kastner—who is also from Montreal. We’ve been together for 4 years so we have discussions. There’s something about meeting someone from your hometown… you have a lot in common with them. Montreal is a special place in the world to be from—there is nowhere like it so we understand each other."
Photo Credit: Gabor Jurina and Zeina Esmail for Fashion