Exclusive: We Grab Drinks With Harry, Ken, and Paul of Mad Men

By  · Published on July 31st, 2009

Last night we had a chance to catch up with the Mad Men cast at a cocktail party in Los Angeles, and in true Mad Men fashion we drank Scotch on the rocks while bumming Lucky Strikes from nearby smokers. While everyone thronged around Don Draper (Jon Hamm), Joan Holloway (Christina Hendricks), and Betty Draper (January Jones), we made a beeline for the triumvirate of Harry (Rich Sommer), Ken (Aaron Staton), and Paul (Michael Gladis). These guys make up the three musketeers of Sterling Cooper, and are often our own eyes and ears into the goings on at ground-level in an advertising agency in the 1960s.

Together they make up the “frat boys” of Mad Men. According to Rich Sommer, “They tried to call us the wolf pack or something like that in some of the marketing materials, but that didn’t really work. Now they’re referring to us as the frat boys or just, ‘the boys.’” Personally, I like to call them the Three Musketeers: Harry is the somewhat shy everyguy who is breaking out of his shell, Ken is the secret writer who isn’t quite sure he wants to be stuck at Sterling Cooper, and Paul is the bohemian badass who looks a lot like Orson Welles. If real work meant you’d get to hang out with guys like this, then people would never leave the office. Read on for the goods from each of them, and stay tuned for season three of Mad Men, starting August 16.

Rich Sommer (Harry Crane):

Aaron Staton (Ken Cosgrove):

Michael Gladis (Paul Kinsey):

Mad Men returns to AMC on Sunday, August 16 at 10/9c.

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