As much as we Mad Men fans love to love Don Draper, we love to loathe Betty Francis (formerly Draper). In season 4, she was absolutely abhorrent as she ripped into Sally again and again. Then, in season 5, whilst struggling with emotional overeating, a weight problem, and obvious envy for the new Mrs. Draper, Megan, she was a bit more sympathetic. But still, Don's ex-housewife is still no one's favorite. But that doesn't mean we can't wait to see what season 6 brings for her.
In the wake of tons of buzz about the new season, which starts April 7, January Jones shmoozed with Vulture.com about what we can expect from her ice queen character ...
When asked what would happen to the character if Matthew Weiner let her call the shots, January didn't exactly answer the question (surprise, something she probably learned from Weiner), but her response about Betty's fate was still intriguing ...
It’s interesting to hear people's perspectives, because I felt like the first few seasons were rough, and then she's made steps in the last couple seasons to be happier, by leaving Don and marrying Henry and trying to be a better mom. And I think that she's in the best place we've seen her — but I'm not sure she'll ever be completely happy. I don't know if she knows how to do that. She's one of those people who's always searching for something else, so even if she finds it, I don’t know if she'd recognize it. And it's sad, because Henry's, like, a great husband and a great guy, and he took in her kids, and he's like this kind of perfect guy, and she's still searching for something.
Hmm. So, just judging from that, I'd venture to guess that we're not going to see the complete downfall of the Francis marriage just yet. Don't get me wrong. Despite being in the "best place we've seen her," Betty's probably still pretty darn miserable in season 6. As January notes, she's still "searching." For what -- or who? -- she wouldn't say ...
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Though she did offer this juicy tidbit about what we can expect come April:
I'm in it more. I can only say that, I think. We're halfway done — and I've gotten to do a lot of weird stuff.
Strange! I don't know what I could possibly see Betty doing that would be "weird." Doing LSD with Roger? Eating pot brownies (seems like something season 5 Betty would be all about!)? Hitting up a swingers party with Henry? Confessing her undying love to Don?
Huh! Guess we'll just have to wait and see ...
What do you think will happen to Betty in season 6? What kind of "weird stuff" do you think January is alluding to?
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