Linda Cardellini

  • Aired:  06/17/13
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Linda Cardellini remembers her time on "The Price is Right" and discusses a nefarious "Mad Men" sex party. (5:33)

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

>> John: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT AN ACTRESS WHO

IS CURRENTLY ON AMC'S "MAD MEN."

PLEASE WELCOME LINDA CARDELLINI!

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

THAT'S RIGHT.

THAT IS THE APPROPRIATE

RESPONSE.

>> I LIKE THAT RESPONSE.

>> John: CONGRATULATIONS ON

"MAD MEN."

IT IS FANTASTIC.

YOU ARE GREAT IN IT.

>> THANK YOU.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

>> John: THAT IS HOW DEMOCRACY

WORKS?

>> I LOVE IT.

>> John: THAT IS NOW AN

OFFICIAL FACT IN HISTORY.

I WAS READING A BIT ABOUT YOU,

AND I STUMBLED ONTO THE FACT

WHEN YOU WERE 19 YOU WERE ON THE

"PRICE IS RIGHT.

OF.

>> I WAS, YES, I WAS.

>> John: AND YOU WON A

( BLEEP ) FIREPLACE.

>> I DID.

>> John: THAT IS INCREDIBLE.

>> I STILL HAVE IT.

>> John: YOU STILL HAVE IT?

>> YES.

I KEPT IT FOR YEARS IN THE BOX

IN MY GARAGE.

BECAUSE IT WAS THE VERY FIRST

TIME I WAS EVER ON TELEVISION SO

ONCE I WAS REALLY AN ACTRESS I

WAS GOING TO PUT A PLAQUE ON IT

THAT SAID, "MY FIRST TIME ON

TELEVISION" AND BE VERY PROUD OF

IT.

I KEPT IT ALL THESE YEARS AND

NEVER GOT THE PLAQUE AND I JUST

PUT IT UP IN MY HOUSE AND IT

LOOKS TERRIBLE.

>> John: DOESN'T MATTER.

IT DOES NOT MATTER.

>> IT DOES NOT BURN WOOD.

>> John: A BOB BARKER ENDORSED

FIREPLACE.

IT'S THE FIRST THING PEOPLE SEE,

"ASK ME ABOUT THAT FIREPLACE

BECAUSE I'M ABOUT TO HAVE A

STORY THAT BLOWS YOUR MIND,"

ESPECIALLY BECAUSE AARON PAUL

WHO PLAYS JESSE, HE ALSO WAS ON

THE "PRICE IS RIGHT."

>> WHAT DID HE WIN?

>> John: HE WON A DESK.

( LAUGHTER )

IT'S ALMOST LIKE AMC IS USING

THE "PRICE IS RIGHT" FOR

CASTING.

>> ONCE I PUT MY SNACKS, OR BOB

BARKER, YOU HAVE TO HAVE RON

DRAPER.

>> John: IF YOU CAN HAVE

BARKER DRAIRP IS NO PROBLEM.

GROWING UP IN ENGLAND AS I DID,

I REMEMBER THE "PRICE IS RIGHT"

WAS ONE OF MY FIRST

INTRODUCTIONS TO AMERICANS.

( LAUGHTER )

>> OH!

>> John: AND I WAS THINKING,

WOW, THEY ARE EXCITABLE.

>> I RAN DOWN THAT AISLE AND I

PRACTICALLY MOLESTED A STRANGER

I JUST HUGGED HER SO MUCH I WAS

JUMPING UP AND DOWN.

>> John: DID YOU GO WITH THE

HIGH-FIVE?

THAT WAS THE CLASSIC.

>> THEY TELL YOU WHEN YOUR NAME

IS CALLED-- IF YOUR NAME IS

CALLED AND I NEVER THOUGHT MY

NAME WOULD BE CALLED AND THEY

PRONOUNCED IT INCORRECTLY-- TO

RAISE YOUR HAND.

YOU'RE DOING WHAT THEY ASK YOU

TO DO BUT YOU LOOK LIKE CRAZY

WEAVING YOUR HANDS, AND OF

COURSE YOU'RE EXCITE.

>> John: YOU'VE BEEN IN SO

MANY AMAZING THINGS.

"MAD MEN" IS THE LATEST.

YOU'RE IN "GRAVITY FALLS."

>> I PLAY THE VOICE OF WENDY.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

>> John: WHERE DID ALL THIS

START, SCHOOL, I GUESS?

DID YOU DO PLAYS IN SCHOOL?

>> WELL, I WAS KIND OF THE KID

THAT MY BROTHER WAS ALWAYS LIKE,

"SHUT UP.

STOP SINGING OR DANCING OR DOING

SOMETHING STUPID IN THE FRONT

ROOM."

I NEVER THOUGHT I WAS GOOD AT

IT, AND A TEACHER CAME TO MY

CLASS IN SIXTH GRADE, AND SHE

THOUGHT I COULD SING AND SHE PUT

ME IN A CHRISTMAS PLAY AND THAT

WAS IT.

>> John: THAT'S AS YOU THE

WAY.

I START MY FIRST AND ALMOST ONLY

APPEARANCE ON STAGE WAS IN-- I

WAS SIX YEARS OLD IN THE

NATIVITY AND I PLAYED THIRD

SHEPARD.

( LAUGHTER )

AND I SAID, "LO, A STAR," AND I

LEFT.

THAT WAS-- THAT WAS THE HEIGHT

OF MY EXPERIENCE AS AN ACTOR.

>> I THINK YOU'RE DOING OKAY.

( LAUGHTER )

( APPLAUSE ).

>> John: HOW IS "MAD MEN"?

WERE YOU A FAN OF "MAD MEN"

BEFORE?

>> YES, YES, I WAS A VERY BIG

FAN.

>> John: HOW STRANGE TO WALK

ON TO THE SET FOR THE FIRST

TIME.

>> IT'S AMAZING.

THE SETS ARE BEAUTIFUL AND THE

PROPS ARE-- I MEAN, EVERY GLASS

IS GORGEOUS AND I LOVE THAT TIME

PERIOD.

>> John: DO YOU FIND "MAD MEN"

FANS CAN OVER-SHOOT THEIR

COMPLIMENTS INTO BECOMING

CREEPY.

""MAD MEN" IS GREAT.

IT WAS SUCH A FANTASTIC TIME IN

AMERICAN HISTORY AM UPON.

A SIMPLER TIME WHERE WE ALL KNEW

WHERE WE STOOD AND YOU'RE GOOD

IN IT."

( LAUGHTER )

>> THAT'S THE FUNNY THING TSORT

OF GLAMARRIZES A LOT OF-- EVEN

FOR WOMEN.

MY CHARACTER HAS A LOT OF THINGS

THAT SHE GOES THROUGH AS A WOMAN

THAT NOWADAYS ARE MUCH FURTHER.

I THINK THE SOCIAL MORES ARE

VERY DIFFERENT.

AND IT WAS QUITE A TUMULTUOUS

TIME.

>> John: THERE WAS AN AMAZING

EPISODE WHERE YOU WERE STUCK IN

THE HOTEL ROOM AS PART OF A

NEFARIOUS SEX GAME YOU WERE JUST

LEFT ON YOUR OWN IN THERE.

AT ONE POINT BEING ALONE STOP

BEING SEXY AND START BEING

BORING, I WONDER?

>> WELL, YOU KNOW, SOMEBODY-- I

WAS TALKING ABOUT THAT WITH

SOMEBODY, AND THEY WERE SAYING

IF THAT WERE MY HUSBAND I'D BE

VERY ANGRY.

AND I SAID WELL, IT'S NOT OUR

HUSBAND.

I THINK MAYBE BECAUSE THEY'RE

WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT THEIR

HUSBANDS OR WIVES, IT'S A LITTLE

BIT EASIER TO ENJOY YOURSELF ON

YOUR PRIVATE TIME.

>> John: IT PROBABLY STOPS--

IT STOPS OFFICIALLY BECOMING

SEXY PROBABLY ABOUT THE TIME YOU

ORDER UP "ROMEO AND JULIETTE" ON

DEMAND.

YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT IN

IT.

I WISH I HAD A FIREPLACE TO GIVE

YOU.

>> I HAVE ONE TO GIVE YOU.

>> John: IT'S THE LEAST YOU

DESERVE.

"MAD MEN" IS SUNDAY NIGHTS AT

10:00 ON A.M.C.

LINDA CARDELLINI.

( CHEERS AND

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