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Matthew Weiner Talks 'Mad Men': Don Draper, Dick Whitman And The Series Finale

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The iconic Don Draper will finally hang up his hat next year after seven seasons of sexy '60s drama. With only a handful of episodes left with Sterling Cooper & Partners, "Mad Men" fans are eager for any scraps of information from the show's notoriously secretive creator Matthew Weiner.

HuffPost Live got the scoop straight from the showrunner himself when Weiner chatted with host Ricky Camilleri on Wednesday about his new film "Are You Here" and took some time to go deep on all things "Mad Men."

In the clip above, Weiner ponders the viewer reception to his characters -- specifically, the fact that Roger Sterling is called the show's best character, while protagonist Don Draper is called a "rotten asshole."

Weiner said he had "strong feelings" about the way viewers perceive classic-yet-unlikeable characters like Draper or "Seinfeld's" George Costanza.

"When people do negative things, they are not people's favorite characters. You take Don out of that show and no one's gonna watch the show. He is their favorite character. They are very invested in him, but they don't always like him," Weiner said.

Weiner's hour-long HuffPost Live interview hit on many other points of interest for "Mad Men" fanatics, including his personal assessment of the show's final hours and the personality trait that Don Draper and "Vogue" editor Anna Wintour share that makes them good bosses.

Catch more tidbits with the man behind "Mad Men" below, and click here to see the full HuffPost Live conversation.

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