Neve Campbell made a surprising return to television on Sunday night, when she popped up alongside Jon Hamm’s Don Draper on AMC’s Mad Men.
Throughout the mid nineteen nineties until the early noughties, Campbell appeared in dozens of hugely popular television shows and films, which included Scream, Scream 2, Scream 3, Wild Things, and Party of Five. However, since 2004, she has appeared in hardly any prominent film or TV projects.
Campbell starred as Lee Cadot in Mad Men’s first episode of its seventh season, a widowed plane passenger who flirts with Draper as they fly from Los Angeles to New York.
The Canadian actress has since been discussing her tenure on the show, admitting that she had particular “fun” with her character’s “wardrobe.”
“I was able to express what felt good and what felt right,” she continued. “[Showrunner] Matt [Weiner] is so detail-orientated that he chooses the hairstyles and makeup for every character. So when I got to the hair-and-makeup trailer, there was a picture of a woman in an old article from the ’60s, and that was the hairstyle that we were doing.”
Campbell also revealed that she believes she’s stumbled upon one of the reasons for the show’s success, explaining, “That was really interesting, because normally you have some room for a voice in this. But at the same time, there’s a reason why the show has done so well, and a big part of that is obviously how specific and detail-orientated [Matt] is in what he does.”
Campbell also teased that she might be returning to Mad Men in the future, however only after she recalled that Matt Weiner had warned her not to reveal any details regarding any further appearances.
“When you’re given a threat by Matt Weiner, it’s not that tough to keep a secret,” Campbell declared. “They’re very good at keeping things top secret on the show. When I first got to set and was in the hair-and-makeup trailer, someone said, ‘Oh, Matt Weiner’s coming down to talk to you,’ and the hair-and-makeup people said, ‘Oh, he’s coming to give you the super-secrecy speech.’ I said, ‘What’s that?’ They’re like, ‘You’ll see.'”
She then recalled, “He came down and gave me a big speech about the importance of keeping things hush on the show, and keeping things entertaining and fresh for the audience, which I completely respect, and how much they need people to not say a word. And then I had to sign a waiver as well. That’s how it goes.”