'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner Defends Betty
"We're all here because of women like that," he says.
Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner defended matriarch Betty Draper after last night's surprising Season 4 finale of the award-winning AMC drama.
In an interview with New York Magazine's Vulture, Weiner discussed Betty's (January Jones) questionable mothering skills, which has been divisive for viewers often because of her cold exterior.
"The question of Betty Draper's motherhood is very peculiar to me. Because we were all raised by women like this," he explained.
"And I know it's easy to hate her and think she seems childish and impulsive. We're all here because of women like that. We'll see how those kids turn out. They could end up being TV writers," Weiner continued.
But Betty wasn't the only female character Weiner touched on. Trudy, Pete Campbell's (Vincent Kartheiser) loyal wife, was someone Weiner had high hopes for.
"I think Trudy's [Alison Brie] going to be an amazing mother. I think Trudy has a good mother," Weiner said.
One watercooler moment from the finale came when Don Draper (Jon Hamm) proposed to Megan (Jessica Pare). "Don can't control the business, but he can control his personal life," Weiner said.
"Why don't you be the person you want to be, and not worry about dealing with the person you are?," he explained, adding that Megan "doesn't care" about Don's previous life.