Don Draper could be the hero of an Indian myth: Matthew Weiner
Mad Men producer Matthew feels that Don Draper (the main character) "could certainly be the hero of an Indian myth" and says that he never imagined that the show would be so popular.tv Updated: Apr 04, 2014 14:51 IST
creator-producer Matthew Weiner has a tough task at hand: satisfying fans, who are eagerly waiting for the final season of the American TV series that will ­premiere in April in India.
Did Matthew expect such a huge fan following in India?
"I never imagined it. It’s great that we have a huge audience in India. It pleases me immensely. In fact, I would love to visit India soon. It’s definitely on my list of things for life, once the show’s over," says the 48-year-old, adding, "It’s the kind of reach for an artist that you would never dare to imagine, especially about a show that is so particularly American, on some level."
Matthew adds, "From what I know about Indian culture and ­storytelling, I think Don Draper (the main ­character) could certainly be the hero of an Indian myth. I never ­imagined that the show would have this reach and I realise it’s one of those things that you just can’t think about when you’re working, because it’s too overwhelming to imagine the huge amount of people paying attention to you."