30-year-old actress Elisabeth Moss, who has played the character Peggy Olson on the long running AMC series “Mad Men”, was interviewed Thursday night on the Bravo channel show “Watch What Happens Live”.
During the portion of the show known as “Plead the Fifth”, where guests are posed three tough questions and allowed to ignore only one, the host of the show Andy Cohen asked about the 2008 Broadway show “Speed-the-Plow” which she had starred in with actor Jeremy Piven.
Specifically, she was asked what other factors may have contributed to the abrupt departure of Piven from the show. (At the time of his departure, Piven claimed mercury poisoning from eating elevated quantities of seafood as the cause of his exiting the production) Moss became all smiles and said she could say plenty about her former co-star and added that his being “unprofessional” was the reason.
She added that news of his departure took the cast by surprise. One day they were working in the production and the next day he was gone. Moss said she ran into Piven two additional times in the month that followed his abrupt exit from the show. One of those occasions was the “Golden Globe Awards”.
“What, besides eating too much sushi, caused Jeremy Piven to quit Speed-the-Plow?” Andy Cohen asked the actress in her appearance on Plead The Fifth.
“That’s a very good one. I could go on and on,” Moss said smiling. “Being highly unprofessional,” she added.
“We were all surprised,” Moss said. “It came out of nowhere. He just didn’t come back one day.”
“He was supposed to be really sick,” Moss said.
Moss wryly added that Piven seemed in fine health despite the fact that he was supposed to be too ill to work on “Speed-the-Plow”.
She was then asked about the size of John Ham’s “manhood” and she said that she too had seen the picture of it and would concur he’s “big”.
“Is it true what they say about Jon Hamm’s ham?” Cohen asked.
“Well, I mean, we’ve all seen the pictures so, I mean, I would suppose so,” Moss said of her Mad Men co-star. “That’s all I know.”
in a recent interview with EW, Hamm seemed to be getting annoyed with the fuss around his man-hood.
“Most of it’s tongue-in-cheek,” he said. “But it is a little rude. It just speaks to a broader freedom that people feel like they have – a prurience….They’re called ‘privates’ for a reason. I’m wearing pants, for f**k’s sake. Lay off. I mean, it’s not like I’m a f***ing lead miner.”
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