With Mad Men‘s end approaching, Elisabeth Moss is leaving Peggy Olson behind her. But she’s currently preparing to play a woman who is something of a spiritual sister to the ambitious Sterling Cooper & Partners copy chief: the titular character in a revival of the late Wendy Wasserstein’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Heidi Chronicles.
“It’s kind of cool to pick up where Peggy leaves off,” Moss told EW. “Heidi is obviously younger than Peggy. She’s another, younger generation, so she’ll be exploring what it is to be a woman in the decades after we leave Peggy. I never intended to play Peggy as someone in the ’60s. I always wanted her to be really identifiable and really modern and I feel the same way about Heidi. Even though it is set in periods, I feel like she’s such a modern woman and she’s so identifiable.”