In the penultimate episode of Season 5 of "Mad Men," Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks) made a horrifying discovery. Her colleague and friend Lane Pryce (Jared Harris) had taken his life, and it wasn't a pretty sight.
Joan cried for days over Lane's suicide, and her character wasn't the only one who was upset.
"I do have to say, I cried when I heard the news [about Lane being killed off] for the first time," Hendricks told TVLine. "Jared is such a wonderful actor and a great person. It’s difficult to know you don’t get to work with someone you enjoy so very, very much. But he and [series creator] Matt [Weiner] certainly had a long discussion about it, and it was for the benefit of the storytelling for the show. It was quite an amazing episode."
Harris' talk with Weiner was indeed a long one, and he told HuffPost TV's Maggie Furlong that the blow was dealt to him over a bottle of expensive liquor in Weiner's office.
"We get to the office and he offers me some ridiculously expensive brandy," Harris remembered. "And I thought Fuck man, this isn't good. He said, 'I have something to tell you,' and I went, 'Uh-oh, this doesn't sound good man.' And he goes, 'I'm really sorry, it's not.'"
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