Elaine recently moved to Los Angeles from New York. She received her BFA in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College, where she got the comedy bug as co-founder of the sketch group Dutch West. Elaine can be seen in numerous videos on College Humor and was formerly on the UCBNY Maude Team Gramps. She is currently a member of the UCBLA Maude Team The Space Program.
Elaine also created the very popular (and hilarious) web series, Very Mary Kate, the unofficial life and times of Mary Kate Olsen. More information about Elaine can be found on her website.
UCB Comedy asked Elaine about working on one of the most buzzed-about shows on television.
Elaine in her Mad Men gear
Q: How did you get a role on Mad Men? What was the audition process like?
The audition process was surprisingly normal. There was only one round of auditions, and the episode was shot the following week. The sides for the audition were different from the actual script. They change it up so that they don't give anything away.
Q: What was it like working with Jared Harris and Jon Hamm?
It was amazing. Everyone was extremely friendly. Jared Harris and Jon Hamm are both really kind and professional. It was weird, though. Jon Hamm kept trying to make out with me. (This is less of a fact and more of a faint, wistful daydream.)
Q: Did you get to meet any of the other actors on set or Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner?
I met all the other actors at the table read. Matthew Weiner was there, as well as the entire staff of writers and producers. It happened to be Christina Hendricks' birthday and Matthew Weiner had the whole room singing Happy Birthday. (The cake was great too.)
Q: Any fun anecdotes from shooting?
I had my own trailer, the hair and make-up crew was great, Jon Hamm kept trying to make out with me. (Still not a fact.)
Q: What does Jon Hamm smell like?
A cigarette burning in God's ashtray.
Q: Inquiring minds want to know about the clothes.
The clothes on that show are breathtaking. They're authentic down to the last detail, and yes, I would have loved to keep the earrings, but I had to give them back.
Q: What’s up next for Elaine Carroll?
There's gonna be a second season of "Very Mary-Kate" on College Humor!
Elaine in the UCB Comedy video, The Undermining:
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