One of the sleazier characters on Mad Men is an account executive named Pete Campbell.He’s the one who knocked up one of the show’s female heroines in a one-night stand before his wedding.
The guy who plays Pete Campbell is named Vincent Kartheiser. He’s from Minnesota. He had to gain 20 pounds while shooting the 5th season of the show, which just aired.
When Andy Mannix of City Pages caught up with Kartheiser, he was back in Minneapolis, trying to lose the weight. And he revealed an unusual diet technique, which he immediately tried to un-reveal:
Standing in the lanes of Bryant-Lake Bowl, he pulls his jeans a few inches away from his waist to prove how much weight he’s already lost, exposing a pair of black briefs.
Eight pounds, he says, the product of strict discipline: exercising every morning, fasting during the day, “and then I fuck at night — for a few hours, if I can.”
A devious grin stretches across his unshaven face, and he suddenly looks a lot like Pete Campbell, his character on the show.
“Don’t print that,” he says.
Ah, but they did.
(via Jim Romenesko)
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