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Why Teyonah Parris of "Dear White People" almost passed on "Mad Men"

As “Mad Men” approaches its final season, we are reminded of the place the series holds in pop culture history. It launched Jon Hamm’s career, made us all wish we could be as awesome as Joan Holloway, and made TV history by making history into TV.

So why would any actress ever pass up a role on “Mad Men?” Fusion’s Alicia Menendez asked Teyonah Parris, who plays Don Draper’s secretary on the series, why she almost didn’t even audition.

To find out about Teyonah’s latest role in “Dear White People,” watch here:

Credit: Victoria Moreno and Johanna Rojas

Why Teyonah Parris of "Dear White People" almost passed on "Mad Men"

As “Mad Men” approaches its final season, we are reminded of the place the series holds in pop culture history. It launched Jon Hamm’s career, made us all wish we could be as awesome as Joan Holloway, and made TV history by making history into TV.

So why would any actress ever pass up a role on “Mad Men?” Fusion’s Alicia Menendez asked Teyonah Parris, who plays Don Draper’s secretary on the series, why she almost didn’t even audition.

To find out about Teyonah’s latest role in “Dear White People,” watch here:

Credit: Victoria Moreno and Johanna Rojas

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