Mad Men star Peyton List has discussed shooting the highly controversial LSD scenes in last season’s ‘Far Away Places’. The highly memorable season five episode saw Jane and Roger Sterling (List, John Slattery) experimenting with psychedelic drugs in a bid to spice up their marriage. List reflected on shooting those scenes with AMC, admitting that she went solely on instinct while acting out Jane’s drug trip.
It was so different than any other episode of Mad Men. It was almost like its own little stand-alone movie,” she recalled. “Going into it, I didn’t know how we were going to shoot it with Roger’s hallucinations, but it turned out so amazing.” The actress continued: “You just kind of have to guess. They have on paper what you’re experiencing, so you’re just giving yourself over to actually experiencing it and believing that you’re seeing things that aren’t there. We had a really good time with it. And lots and lots of laughs for sure.”
List went on to describe her Mad Men co-star Slattery as being just as charming as his on-screen counterpart Roger Sterling.
“You will be charmed by him no matter what you do. There’s no defense,” the star teased. “But I think over the years, we’ve developed a rapport and we know what kind of dynamic Jane and Roger have. Jane gets so snippy with him. It’s just funny! But I adore John. He makes everything just so much easier.”