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.Why Matt Weiner Cast His Son As Creepy Glen On 'Mad Men'
June 10, 2012
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"Mad Men" viewers have been increasing creeped out by Glen Bishop in Season 5, which ends Sunday, June 10 at 10 p.m. ET. The character has been giving AMC viewers the chills since he first stared at Betty Draper (January Jones) in the bathroom and asked for a lock of her hair five years ago. But did you know that -- as BuzzFeed pointed out in their list of 25 fun facts about the show -- the role of Glen is played by "Mad Men" creator Matt Weiner's son Marten Weiner? Though the fact has never been hidden, the actor's relationship to Weiner seems to be earning more attention as of late. Weiner explained his decision to cast his son -- who had never acted before "Mad Men" -- in the widely despised role in a March interview with NPR. "He was the best person available for the role. I would have never thought of him if he wasn't my son. It was actually someone else's idea, and I was counseled against it from all the complications that could happen from him failing at that job. But he really... -
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