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The actor reveals the secrets of that notorious vomit scene, why he's fascinated by Pete Campbell – and his love of surfing

The sun is shining on a spring afternoon in Venice Beach. Salty Pacific air sharpens the breeze. Roger Sterling, senior partner of Madison Avenue's top advertising agency Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, rolls up to the cafe on his push bike, silver hair gleaming, posture ramrod straight. For once, he is not wearing a three-piece suit.

That is because he is not actually account executive Roger Sterling, rascally quipster and LSD enthusiast. He is John Slattery, the actor who has made dapper, unflappable Roger the most beloved character of Mad Men's five seasons, with his droll zingers and talent for saying the perfectly wrong things at the perfectly right times. Even in his civvies (windbreaker, plaid shirt, Ray-Bans), Slattery passes as preppy, weekend Roger. Nantucket Roger. It's that distinctive silver hair, »

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