2 June 2012 4:09 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor and director Jennifer Westfeldt is getting used to living in the shadow of her partner, Jon Hamm, who plays Mad Men's Don Draper. Now, with her new film tipped to become this year's Bridesmaids, she talks about fame, the growing strength of women in the movies, and the lure of motherhood

Ten minutes into our interview, Jennifer Westfeldt is scrolling excitedly through her iPhone looking for pictures of her dog to show me. It's an alsatian cross, weighs four stone, and in the photo she clicks to the dog is sprawled on the lap of Jon Hamm, who has been Westfeldt's partner for 14 years. Hamm's face, the unmistakable square jawline of Don Draper in Mad Men, is currently one of the most recognisable on the planet, but when Westfeldt zooms to a close-up it is the dog's features she dwells on: "She is such a beauty, isn't she? »

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