Slattery discusses the making of the film God’s Pocket:
So I read the book about ten years ago and I tried to get the rights but was told they were owned by someone else. And I was told in the beginning that Peter had written a screenplay of the book back in the ’80s. Over the years I kept basically downloading the book into screenplay form and rearranging things and showing it to people and a couple of years later near the end of that process I showed it to Alex [Metcalf] and we wrote a draft together. And as I tried to get the rights again, I though what would have Peter Dexter added to the screenplay that isn’t in the book? So I realized all I need was the book, so I didn’t really look at his screenplay.
Slattery discusses his directorial debut, God’s Pocket, and working with Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his last screen appearances in this interview for PBS.
Well the bottom line is he was extremely proud of the movie, pleased with it. We were partners, producing partners on the thing, and he had been there at rough cuts and gave notes, extensive notes.
Slattery is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Roger Sterling, Jr. on Mad Men.
I was actually out of the house, taking my friends to the ferry on Fire Island, so I was away when I got the first couple of calls. It would be silly to start to expect things like this to happen. So yes, I was surprised. The good thing about being on Fire Island is that Internet-wise, it’s like 1982 there. It’s pretty easy to disconnect.
Slattery is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Roger Sterling, Jr. on Mad Men.
I’ve been around long enough to have struggled through some jobs, struggled through periods where I didn’t work. You’re so appreciative of something like this that allows you to be creative and do the kind of work that you always thought or hoped you could do.
Slattery is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Roger Sterling, Jr. on Mad Men.
He wants something, even if it is socially unacceptable — he goes for it whether it be a hooker or a cocktail waitress, or lights up cigarette after cigarette. … The thing about Roger is he has a great sense of humor, and he laughs at his own jokes, which relates back to the kind of person he is.