GQ has a lengthy profile of "Mad Men" star January Jones, conducted during a Chicago-LAX flight over six beers.
Jones, who started out as a model, talks about (but doesn't name) her first boyfriend when she moved to Los Angeles to try acting.
"The guy I was dating when I first got to L.A. was not supportive of my acting," she says. "He was like, I don't think you're going to be good at this. So--fuck you! He only has nice things to say now--if anything, I should thank him. Because the minute you tell me I can't do something, that's when I'm most motivated."
The interviewer later writes that the ex was Ashton Kutcher.Another person she came across, when first working at 18 as a model in New York, was Laura Steinberg, ex-wife of 80's financier Saul Steinberg and the mother of her boyfriend Julian Steinberg.
Laura became something of a surrogate mother, taking January on far-flung vacations--a wedding in Italy, a month in Bali--even after January had split with her son.
"Laura taught me how to hold my knife and fork and to be a lady," says January. "To keep my forearms on the table--never my elbows--and place my napkin on my lap. She got me out of the models' apartment, and my Fargo accent was really strong then, so she taught me how to speak."