The 18 Different Acting Expressions of January Jones | BuzzFeed, TabloidProdigy
I get really upset when people take the problem of Betty Draper (the character)’s iciness and turn it into something about January Jones (the actor)’s acting ability. I think she shows pretty remarkable restraint in situations that might lead less talented actresses to overact.
Meanwhile, Jon Hamm consistently receives praise for being stoic and emotionless. I doubt anyone has ever attacked him for his supposed lack of range.
Yes, what she said ^ exactly. The sexism displayed by the audience of this show baffles me, especially when I hear women call her a “slut” or a “cunt” or a “whore.” Her character is meant to be empty and cold, and I think January Jones does a fine job with such a difficult person. Jon Hamm’s acting is always empty and cold as well, but he’s held on some master pedestal because he’s attractive and a man. It’s really disheartening to come on Tumblr week after week and see anti-Betty or anti-January this and that, but 500 Give Jon Hamm an Emmy or Let Don Draper Steal His Kids Back shit. Fuck that mentality, it’s gross.