Kiernan Shipka’s TV ‘graduation’

Kiernan Shipka's TV 'graduation'
Kiernan Shipka's TV 'graduation'

Kiernan Shipka says ‘Mad Men’ ending is the "closest thing" she’ll get to graduating.
The 15-year-old actress has been schooled on the set of the drama series – in which she plays Sally Draper – and is a bit scared about what the future holds now the programme is drawing to a close.
She said: "There is a bit of fear and that’s crazy to wrap my head around.
"It does have that graduating school vibe. Because I never really went to a traditional school, it really is the closest thing I’m ever going to get to that. It feels like that new chapter – melancholy, bittersweet."
Despite her fears, Kiernan is also excited about what the future holds.
She said: "It would be so sad if I couldn’t act again. I’m looking forward to playing – hopefully playing – fun characters, characters who excite me and challenge me and interest me. This is what I love."
When she hasn’t been filming ‘Mad Men’, the actress is a member of improve group Detention Hall and loves their relaxed approach.
She told Stylist magazine: "We practice every Saturday and then perform at 6.30pm. You’ll get a suggestion and riff off that.
"With ‘Mad Men’, every single word is exactly what the page says – not a ‘they’re’ to a ‘they are’ – it’s all super specific.
"So, this is a total 180 from that. It’s also just fun, it’s a totally different environment. It’s fun to make people laugh."