'Mad Men's' Teyonah Parris: Pointy bras take getting used to

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Teyonah Parris is nothing like Dawn Chambers, the shy, quiet administrative assistant she plays on AMC's "Mad Men." We first met Dawn -- Don Draper's newest secretary -- in the episode "Tea Leaves," but her character was fleshed out and given more of a chance to dazzle viewers in Sunday's (April 8) episode, "Mystery Date."The Juillard-trained actress' part may be small so far, but she's playing a huge role in the story's arc -- single-handedly integrating the offices of Sterling Cooper Draper Price. But, she tells Zap2it, she's a big fan of period acting pieces so she jumped at the chance to be a part of "Mad Men" and try on the 1960s."I talked to my grandmother," Parris says of her preparation for the Civil Rights-era setting. "She was actually working in an office back then. She didn't really want to talk about it, but I did get some things from her that I was...


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