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Tom Hiddleston talks #HighRise with the Financial Times, in cinemas March 18th

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Last day on the set of Mad Men (x)

“It’s been nine years of our lives,” said Elisabeth Moss, who started playing Peggy Olson when she was just 23. “To bring that to a close is definitely something that feels big … You change a lot in your 20s.”

Hamm’s scenes in the Oklahoma motel might’ve seemed lonely on screen, but viewers often forget that there’s a big production crew on hand behind the scenes. “There were a lot more people around because everyone was kind of done and like, ‘We’re still at work but there’s nothing to do,’ ” Hamm said. “The significance wasn’t lost on anyone.”

January Jones and Weiner share a cheerful moment on set, but Jones insisted that her last day was “awful”: “I’ve never been so attached to someone, or played someone that long,” she said. “It was like someone was dying.” When her character Betty was diagnosed with cancer, Jones’ lament became more than just a metaphor.

“In terms of the actors, whose life changed the most? Kiernan [Shipka],” Weiner said of the 15-year-old, who was 6 at the start of the show.

“What I felt was, I’m the teacher and everybody’s graduating,” Weiner said (shown here with Hendricks, Hamm and Vincent Kartheiser). As filming wound down, “Everything is so gradual,” he said. “I had like five months ahead of me [in post-production] … so I kind of delayed the end.”

“Pretty much changed in every single way” since scoring the role of Joan Holloway Harris

“It was a very strange, hopefully proper, hopefully therapeutic process,” Jon Hamm of the final days on set. “Everyone wanted to be there for the end … and register it and be like, 'This happened.’ ”

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Because every time I’m face to face with you, I want to strangle you. And then I miss you when I go away. And I miss you, and I call you on the phone, and I get the person I want to talk to.
That’s not true.
Yeah, well I don’t know what it is but when I’m standing in front of you, I bring out something terrible. I think about how came into my life, and how you drove me crazy. And now I don’t even know what to do with myself because all I want to do is be with you.
What? What’d you just say?