"I work with a lot of guys on the show, so I'm used to being the onlygirl," says actress Elisabeth Moss of playing Peggy Olsen, thesecretary-turned-copywriter on the hit series Mad Men, whichchronicles the chauvinistic Advertising Age of the '60s. While Season 2of the Emmy-winning drama is heating up, Moss, who’s much prettierwithout the severe bangs and bullet bra she sports as Peggy, has joinedanother sort of boys club. She's now appearing on Broadway in therevival of David Mamet's 1988 play Speed the Plow. Moss playsKaren (the role first created by Madonna), an appealingly naïvesecretary stuck between two high-rolling Hollywood producers, played byJeremy Piven and Raoul Esparza.
Despite the fact that she's been in the business since she was 6years old, Moss still feels slightly beguiled by the sight of her"freaking face" on an East Village city bus. Moss, who grew up in L.A.,says she's been drawn to acting her whole life. "It was just somethingthat really fit for me even at a young age, and I don't feel anydifferent now." Dedication to craft is a good match for a David Mametplay. "For five months we're going to be doing the show. And it's DavidMamet ... You don't not do David Mamet."
Styling by Meagan Camp * Hair byAlbert Vasquez for Bumble and bumble * Makeup by ScottMcMahan for Warren-Tricomi Management * Photo Assistant: RussellSmith
Elisabeth wears a dress by Julian Louie