‘Mad Men’ News 2015: January Jones Says Her Character Betty Is A Very Modern Woman [VIDEO]

Even though her wardrobe choices might be stuck in the 1950's, January Jones insists her character Betty Draper Francis is more modern than we think. The Mad Men star opens up about the series and how she'll always be rooting for Betty, even though she might not be very popular with friends.

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In a new interview with Vulture on Monday, Jones says that she thinks Betty is happy in her marriage to her husband Henry (after years of dealing with her ex-husband Don Draper's infidelity) and that her latest quest to go back to college is "empowering."

Jones said of Betty and Henry together, "I think that he loves her and accepts her for who she is and gives her everything that she's always wanted and all the things that she didn't get from Don. I don't think that we've ever seen her happier."

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As far as Betty announcing that she plans on going back to college to study psychology in last week's episode, she said, "I think it's super empowering. I mean, Betty was the only character that we saw read anything on feminism. I think we saw her read The Feminine Mystique at one point. Of all the female characters, we would expect Betty to be the least modern in that way. For her to be going to school and educating herself is an awesome step in the right direction."

And while the series is ending at the end of this season, Jones hopes that Betty will finally find the peace in her life that she deserves.

She added, "I think it's super empowering. I mean, Betty was the only character that we saw read anything on feminism. I think we saw her read The Feminine Mystique at one point. Of all the female characters, we would expect Betty to be the least modern in that way. For her to be going to school and educating herself is an awesome step in the right direction."

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