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Vincent Kartheiser Talks About Pete Campbell Pimping Out Joan Holloway On “Mad Men”

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“I’ll say this: I would personally never do that, just to be clear. I don’t think the fact that it happened in the ’60s makes it any less despicable. It’s despicable, regardless of how or when you do it. I’ll also say: Businesses oftentimes have to resort to things that they would never want the public to know they resorted to, in order to get a foothold. What’s the old saying? “Most great corporations were started with a great crime.” It’s true! And Pete is OK being the guy making that really rough call — he can stomach it. He can stomach how the sausage is made. The rest of them sit around and say, ‘It’s not my choice,’ and Pete stands up and says, “I’ll do it. I’ll go to him. I’ll go to her. I’ll go over Don’s head.” I don’t respect him for it, but I do think sometimes it takes someone like that, someone ready to be accountable, in order to get ahead.”

– Vincent Karthesier, who plays loathsome Pete Campbell on “Mad Men,” had some really smart, thoughtful things to say about his universally detested character, including Pete’s willingness to pimp out fellow employee Joan to a car executive. Karthesier has always seemed like the exact opposite of the uptight, smarmy Campbell, but in this interview with Huffington Post, he says, “I can relate with most of the things Pete does. I’m not saying I dothem, but most of his actions — in those situations — are justifiable. I don’t think it’s that far off from what other people would do.” [Huffington Post]

Face-Off: “Mad Men”‘s Pete Campbell & “Game Of Thrones”‘ Theon Greyjoy Are Kind Of The Same Person

I love Sunday night television. “Game of Thrones” with a “Mad Men” chaser, nothing is more satisfying! But in the last few weeks, I’ve noticed something. Theon Greyjoy on “Game of Thrones” is basically the Pete Campbell of Westeros. Think about it. Both are so pathetic you might feel sorry for them, if they weren’t so loathsome. They both walk around with a chip on their shoulder and a gross sense of entitlement, and are nowhere near as awesome as their constant peacock-ing would have you believe. See what I mean? Henceforth, I’ll just call them both Peon Campjoy! [Ed. Note: I know Theon's sister is named Asha in the books, but for the TV show, which is really what we're comparing in this context, her name was changed to Yara.]

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Vincent Kartheiser Says Pete’s No Rapist

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“It says in the scene, ‘she kisses him back.’ After she kisses me back, then we’re supposed to copulate. I don’t know why but she wouldn’t kiss me back! […] That actress just didn’t want to smooch me. She changed the whole course of Pete Campbell. And Matthew [Weiner] was all, ‘You didn’t rape her! I don’t know why people are saying you raped her! That wasn’t supposed to be rape!’”

—Actor Vincent Kartheiser on his “Mad Men” character Pete Campbell’s alleged rape of an au pair in season three of the show. Isn’t it just like Pete Campbell to blame it on the girl? [Movieline] Keep reading »

Pete Campbell’s Bitchface For Your Pleasure

Wednesday is one of the saddest days of the week because it’s already been three days since a new “Mad Men” episode aired and we still have four more days to go until the next one. But, fear not, my friends, we have blogs to fill the lonely days between Sundays and remind us why we keep going during the week. Take the Tumblr, Pete Campbell’s Bitchface, for example, where you can see “everyone’s favorite little s**t” making his “beautifully bitchy facial expressions” whenever you want. Do you have a favorite “Mad Men” -themed blog? Share the link in the comments. [via Jezebel] Keep reading »

Quotable: Vincent Kartheiser Is Kind Of An Odd Duck NEEDS PHOTO

“I haven’t had a mirror for six or seven years, though I admit that causes a lot of problems when I have to tie a bow tie. Or if I have to, you know, comb my hair for something. I’m forever looking in the mirrors of parked cars.”

— Vincent Kartheiser, who plays Pete Campbell on “Mad Men”>/a> Guardian UK] Keep reading »

(Another) Quote Of The Day: Pete Campbell Is Kinda Deep In Real Life

” Is Pete in love with Peggy? How in love with her is he? Why is he in love with her? Is it really just his ego? I mean, how many times have you been in love with a woman until she loves you back? And then you realize it had nothing to do with her. Or a woman cheats on you and you hate her for decades and then you realize, it’s just my ego. I just couldn’t handle that she, like, wanted someone else—it had nothing to even do with this woman. And I think that’s the kind of grey area that these characters get to live in and that we get to portray—you say these long moments of silence.”

—Vincent Kartheiser, who plays Pete Campbell on “Mad Men,” talks to Vanity Fair, about why Pete’s got a thing for Peggy. But what we really wanted to know is where he learned to dance the Charleston. Keep reading »

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