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Photos of January Jones Topless and in Lace for November GQ

January Skips the Bra, Drinks a Few Beers For GQ

January Jones let down her hair during an incredibly sultry shoot for November's cover of GQ. In the interview she loses her Betty Draper veneer from Mad Men and opens up about her career so far and even an old boyfriend, speculated to be ex Ashton Kutcher, who was less than supportive of her acting career. She conducted the interview over a few drinks and talked about getting in trouble for chewing tobacco and playing quarters on a plane, her high school drinking records, beer pong abilities, and how she navigated Hollywood. January is refreshingly real and a little brazen, but perhaps the biggest testament to her acting is how she's very much not just her onscreen counterpart. Here are highlights:

  • On her ex boyfriend: "The guy I was dating when I first got to LA was not supportive of my acting. He was like, I don't think you're going to be good at this. So — f*ck you! He only has nice things to say now — if anything, I should thank him. Because the minute you tell me I can't do something, that's when I'm most motivated."
  • On the roles she's being offered: "I'd never really played a mom or a wife before and all of a sudden I'm getting all these lonely mom and wife offers. I don't want to get stuck."
  • On growing up: "I hung out with dudes in high school. We were the hippies—into the Dead, Zeppelin, Phish. I was a lifeguard at the water park, and I remember the day Jerry died. Over the loudspeaker, it said: 'Jerry Garcia has died. Everybody meet in the parking lot.' I probably shouldn’t say that—we were saving lives! But that was definitely a sit-in-the-chair-with-sunglasses afternoon."

To see what January says about her transition from modeling to acting and how she feels about Betty just


  • On transitioning from modeling to acting: "You're like an object. They move you around. And I felt like, God, I'm miserable. I hate modeling. When I moved back to New York, the agency said I owed them $20,000. So I left the agency and then—very quickly—decided to go to LA and try acting. Without any training."
  • On Betty: "I don't have a lot in common with Betty, but I'm very protective of her. I just feel like she's trying really hard to make her life good, and make her marriage work, and it just seems hypocritical that when she slips up, people get mad. Because Don does it all the f*cking time."

Check out the whole interview here — it's pretty fun — and see more of her photo shoot on GQ's site.


redchick152 redchick152 8 years
i think she looks great....she said it herself..she doesn't want to get stuck as betty draper. HELLO BOOBS and the F WORD! plus, its a men's's going to be risque.
snarkypants snarkypants 8 years
i love her! she's gorgeous and seems like she has a good sense of humor. i'd def like to have a drink with her. yes, the pictures are a bit much, but it's a men's magazine, so i understand
NickyV NickyV 8 years
i think she's great in mad men. i kind of think don and betty would make a nice real life couple, every body else is doing it!
zeze zeze 8 years
she looks like a hooker, I agree! And a pretty cheap one at that. Maybe Ashton was right, if she's desperate enough to take pictures looking like this, maybe she has no confidence in her talents either...
msshellokitty msshellokitty 8 years
It's good she didn't listen to the man who made the masterpiece Dude Where's my Car and went and made a name for herself in acting.
babaloo babaloo 8 years
So tired of the "artistic" use of a cigarette. She looks like a hooker lighting up. yuck
yvetteava yvetteava 8 years
She looks like a hooker and sounds like her role on Man Men has gone to her head. January.... you will never be an Angelina Jolie so calm down.
clew001 clew001 8 years
she looks hot. i loved the interview.
blondie829 blondie829 8 years
Get it girl! Love her.
niqua230 niqua230 8 years
She looks HOT! She seems like she has her head on straight!
PhillyEagles1 PhillyEagles1 8 years
To Leslie and JCP Actually, I am SURE she has a SAY on how she would like to portray herself to the public. You are not playing a role on a magazine cover. You are interviewing as yourself.. not a character. I dont think they are expected to show their breasts and if they are then they have the brains to choose to do so or not to do so. BTW I think she looks amazing and I like the boob photo!
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 8 years
#5, I don't think January Jones comes in and says "I want to show my tits", usually it's the editor or creative director's call. This is a men's magazine, and if you want to get into the whole culture of female objectification/institutional sexism, be my guest. But it isn't necessarily the woman's idea to show breasts, rather they play the role they are expected to play. Don't hate the player, hate the game
JCP0240 JCP0240 8 years
Anonymous #5 - you really think it is the actresses idea to show cleavage? It is the magazine and the person styling the shoot. Obviously they have some say but it probably isn't their idea. Women's magazines do it too....just look at any recent photo shoots with Taylor Launter. Anyways January looks absolutely gorgeous.....pretty funny about the Ashton thing.
Juicylemon Juicylemon 8 years
Yes, she dated Ashton Kutcher.
chocolate79 chocolate79 8 years
wow, she got some nice boobs.. I start to like her when I get into Mad Men.. awesome show!
jenis1 jenis1 8 years
she is Ashton's ex??
sham28 sham28 8 years
I don't know much about her but I liked the interview.
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