The series finale of Mad Men may have come and gone, but there are still some fun stories about the show floating around. Take this little tale regarding BuzzFeed reporter Susan Cheng’s interview with actor Paul Johansson, who played Ferg Donnelly, aka the douchemonster that hit on Joan and ultimately cost her her position at McCann-Erickson (aka some other jackhole named Dan Scott). While conducting the interview, Cheng and a group of female staffers were treated to a complement of quotes that left them wondering if there was any difference between the thespian and his on-screen persona.
Here are some of the fun nuggets he dropped during the interview:
When talking about sports:
“My serve is pretty strong,” he said. “I’ll serve the ball right down your throat.”
Okay, well, I’ve heard that phrase use before in a non-sexual way, so maybe this was all just taken out of context.
This next one, I’m not so sure:
“I’m not shy,” he said to my colleagues and me under the hot fluorescent lights inside the studio. I laughed at his improvisation, which admittedly was pretty funny. Then he said, a little too casually, “I’m sweating like a rapist,” wiping his forehead and the sides of his face, seemingly not paying attention to the camera that was recording those very words.
As far as I know, “sweating like a rapist” isn’t a common saying, so I don’t know if I can give him a pass on this one.
It was promptly followed with:
With his hand on my back for the second time, he asked, “Do you ever take people in there and make out with them?”
Alright, I’m out.