Kevin Rahm on Keeping ‘Mad Men’ Plot Secrets: If You Say Anything, They “Will Destroy You”

mad-men-kevin-rahmKevin Rahm, who plays Ted Chaough on AMC’s Mad Men, knows how to make good decisions—whether it was deciding to become an actor or marrying his wife.

“My intent was to go to law school,” he admitted in an interview with The Kansas City Star.  “And then what I realized quickly is what I wanted was to be on LA Law.  And ironically now I get to work with Mr. [Harry] Hamlin.”

Rahm’s other good call was marrying Amy Lonkar, a cardiothoracic surgeon.  “It’s the best decision I ever made,” he said.  “She grounds me in a great way…She puts my job in perspective real quick.  You know any time people are talking about Emmys or something like that and you start to think ‘Oh, I’m pretty cool’ and then I talk to her about her day and I go ‘Yeah, we [actors] play.  We play.’”

The actor has been enjoying his time on the hit drama series, but just like the rest of the cast members, he’s been sworn to secrecy (“For threat of life and limb!”) about any upcoming plot points.

“It’s been pounded into us [to keep quiet],” Rahm said.  “Matt [Weiner, the show runner] gives a speech before every table read and he says, ‘Welcome.  We’re really happy to have you here.  You’re part of the family now and if you say anything we will destroy you.’  So yeah, he explains the commercial viability of the show is that no one knows.”

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