Roger has given us some of Mad Men’s most memorable moments: a gut-wrenching vomit scene; donning blackface for a party; and, the last time we saw him in the previous season, standing stark naked in front of a hotel window while tripping on LSD.
Immaculately dressed and master of the one-liner, Roger also provides the show with comic relief.
Winning 15 Emmys and four Golden Globes, it’s already considered one of the greatest dramas of all time.
Slattery himself was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series (2008-2011).
It’s a familiar act, as the two have spent the past six years as scene partners, helping each other run lines for auditions.
One that Smith didn’t help List with: her memorable “Mad Men” role as Jane, the secretary-turned-wife of Roger Sterling (John Slattery).
During a casting call for an ad campaign, Sterling suggests they should both cheer themselves up by going along to watch the auditions.The so-called “butterfly effect” extends to Raimy’s mother, Julie (Devin Kelly), her boyfriend, Daniel (Daniel Bonjour) and her childhood friend, Gordo (Lenny Jacobson).It also resurfaces a decades-long cold case of the Nightingale Killer that Raimy works with Frank’s former partner and her mentor, Lt. Because the two main characters are separated by two decades, List and Smith find themselves in the unusual scenario of not physically having any scenes together, though they will stand off-stage and read lines to the other while filming.Slattery plays a founding partner of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce – a sexist, often amoral boss whose love for women is probably only surpassed by his love for alcohol.In almost every scene, he saunters into a room and, usually before uttering a word, pours himself a stiff drink, usually vodka.