Peggy Olson may have looked badass entering McCann Erickson for the first time in the final season of Mad Men—but in an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, actress Elisabeth Moss said that actually shooting the scene was nowhere near as badass. In fact, it required some encouraging music to get through.
“It was not cool at all,” she told Meyers in the video below. “I was just trying to look cool, like trying not to drop the painting, trying not to bump into the walls, and then they were like, ‘What do you want to listen to?’ And I was like, ‘Staying Alive,’ obviously.”
The two also chatted about other highlights from the season: Peggy’s moments with John Slattery’s Roger, her romantic ending in the series finale, and of course, her final scene with Jon Hamm’s Don Draper, which Moss also called challenging. (The two shot their scenes separately, but because Mad Men showrunner Matthew Weiner wanted actors to be on the other end of scenes involving phone calls, Moss fed Hamm her lines from her home, alongside her many cats.) But while reminiscing about her time on Mad Men, Moss also reassured Meyers that she’s okay with the series being over. “I’m all right,” she said. “It’s been a year, and things are okay.”