The View: Linda Cardellini Lost 55 Pounds & Grace Hightower in Rwanda

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The View: Linda Cardellini Lost 55 Pounds For Mad Men

Linda Cardellini, who plays Sylvia Rosen in AMC’s Mad Men, came on the show today to talk about some of the difficulties associated with her role on the show. One of them was gaining and losing 55 pounds for the show. She had just given birth (in the real world), and had to slim down to shoot a scantily clad scene in a hotel room. Somehow, she managed to lose 55 pounds beforehand. Now that’s dedication!

The View: Linda Cardellini Engaged To Steven Rodriguez

The View: Linda Cardellini Lost 55 Pounds & Grace Hightower in Rwanda

Linda Cardellini told us how she lost 55 pounds for her role on Mad Men. (Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com)

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Yesterday, in New York City, Linda Cardellini and Steven Rodriguez got engaged. It seems like the logical place for the two to go, given that they have known each other since they were 10 and now have a child together. Linda was not surprised that he proposed, but she was surprised that he proposed at a dinner with some of their friends. Of course, she said yes.

The View: Linda Cardellini’s Mad Men Character, Sylvia Rosen

It seems that Linda Cardellini’s character, Sylvia Rosen, is the only character in Mad Men that has ever gotten the best of series protagonist Don Draper. When the two had an affair together, she walked away from him, which is not typically how it goes it with Don Draper, who is a playboy known for dumping his girlfriends.

The View: Grace Hightower’s Trips To Rwanda

Robert De Niro‘s wife, Grace Hightower, came on the show to talk about her trips to Rwanda and how the country is still recovering from the 1994 genocide that took place. Needless to say, the conditions weren’t anything similar to those shown in Hotel Rwanda, and were quite dire, with no running water or electricity. Grace said that she loved the people over there for their sincerity.

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