Ever since the lights dimmed and the last scotch was poured at the SC&P offices, people have been needling creator Matthew Weiner to find out what he has planned for us next. And in an interview with Vulture, Weiner reveals that we might hear about his next project in, oh, about three or four months — if his biological clock is on track, that is.
"I think I'm about five or six months pregnant,” riffed Weiner, who added that he is well back into the swing of the writing process. “Took me a while, but I'm excited about it.”
Vulture also caught up with Weiner after the Emmy ceremony to chat Jon Hamm’s best actor win, which is (shockingly) the first acting award the show has ever received.
“There is such an outpouring — despite the results — of comments about the show from our peers,” said Weiner. "I didn't think we were going to win; everybody told me we weren't going to win. I had hoped that we might win, but that's why we go to the awards show. [Laughs.] And then Jon's standing ovation, and I just felt like I wish we had another season of the show so I could use that to sell it. [Laughs.]"
"I felt like he should've won every year,” he continued. "For me it was a beautiful moment. I directed the last seven episodes, and I can tell you that his performance was just remarkable. When I was writing, I was writing to him, as I always do, but I just backed off and watched him do it. And it was nice to see him noticed. That’s how I see it."
As for “Mad Men’s” loss in the writing and best drama categories, Weiner doesn't seem too choked about it.
"I like Ricky Gervais’s thing," said Weiner, referring to Gervais's gag where he held up an Emmy onstage to make it seem like he had won. "I was actually thinking about taking a picture with one of my old Emmys and going online saying, 'We did it. We set the record.' To see if anyone would say, 'No you didn't.'"
Looks right to us!