Jared Harris: A Chameleon-Like Actor Reflects

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On Mad Men, Jared Harris plays Lane Pryce, a partner in the ad agency who is left out of the loop when his bosses negotiate the sale of Sterling Cooper to a larger ad agency. AMC hide caption

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On Mad Men, Jared Harris plays Lane Pryce, a partner in the ad agency who is left out of the loop when his bosses negotiate the sale of Sterling Cooper to a larger ad agency.

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On AMC's Mad Men, Jared Price plays Lane Pryce, who last season was the chief financial officer at Sterling Cooper and a representative of the ad agency's British parent company.

Before joining Matthew Weiner's ensemble cast, Price played characters as diverse as John Lennon, in the VH1 movie Two of Us, and Andy Warhol, in the critically acclaimed 1996 film, I Shot Andy Warhol.

In a 2001 interview on Fresh Air, Price described how he prepared for his groundbreaking role playing Andy Warhol opposite Lili Taylor.

" I listened to a lot of audiotapes and then, luck be the first day of filming, I was there, [Andy Warhol's close friend and collaborator] Billy Name, was on the set, and he — he gave me a whole bunch of clues about how to—how to do that, his

particular rhythms and patterns," he told Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "[And there were] scenes in the movie where he has this sort of breathless quality where he can't decide which sentence he wants to start first and he starts about three of them and he gets all 'a—a—a—a,' you know, he jumbles all this stuff on."

Jared Price's other films include Lost in Space, Dead Man, Shadow Magic, Natural Born Killers and Happiness.

This interview was originally broadcast on March 27, 2001.

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