Jimmy Fallon's much-maligned treatment of Donald Trump has sparked a conversation about the role of the late-night TV host in public debate.After that debacle, keen watchers are questioning how combative hosts should be, and if guests should really be given a free pass to spruik whatever they want in the name of ratings.
Silver fox John Slattery, most notably of Mad Men and a few minutes in Marvel flicks as Iron Man's dad, opened his appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert with a particularly personal missive against the host.
We imagine it'd be pretty difficult to muster a sense of misgiving against the most sensible man in the timeslot, but Slattery makes a decent case.
It'd be impossible, impractical, and a little unhygienic if every host gave as few shits as Eric Andre - besides, if he got access to Trump, the results would probably violate the Geneva Convention - but after Fallon's hair-messing episode, it's difficult not to wish late-night had a little more bite.
While we wait and see if the late-night crowd changes its tack, we have been gifted with some animosity - but this time, it's coming from a guest.
She kind of locks herself into her office and writes, and I read what comes out of it.
She's a very reluctant writer, which is too bad because she's really good at it.
AMC rolls out the final episodes starting April 5, and The Wrap can also offer exclusive video of Slattery reflecting on Sterling’s relationship with the show’s brilliant and turbulent main character Don Draper (Hamm).
“I think he always saw the brilliance of Don — Don the person as well as the creative director,” Slattery said.
Pushed too hard in one direction or another, he could easily become purely a jerk or totally pathetic. Obviously, there's a reason there's a thing called "the director's cut." There are so many various and sundry reasons why movies have to be within a range of a certain length, and a lot of those have nothing to do with filmmaking.