January Jones and her little X-man!

Check out January Jones and baby Xander out on the town, and see what she went through to bulk up for Betty Draper!

By Haley Overland
January Jones and her little X-man!

Photo: LRR/FameFlynet Pictures

Aww, check out the notoriously-aloof January Jones, 34, coddling her 9-month-old baby boy, Xander.

The two were enjoying a sunny stroll in LA yesterday. January was wearing yet another long, clingy dress.

So do you watch Mad Men? I don't.... But, apparently January hated the padding and prosthetics she had to wear for the show when her character, Betty Draper, put on weight — in the show's effort to hide her pregnancy. And who could blame her? It took seven hours for them to put it on her every morning, and she had to tear off the chest piece so she could breastfeed Xander! 

When she first saw herself on TV like that, January was appalled. "I saw it on the air, paused it and went screaming into the other room," she told The Hollywood Reporter. Haha. But she didn't mind it so much after a while. "I got used to it," she said. "I started this season of Mad Men eight months pregnant, and I finished it with a five-month-old. It was bizarre." Yes, babies do put everything into perspective, don't they.

"I didn't want to try to hide it," she said of the pregnancy. "I thought it would become comical and weird. And I also didn't want to have the character become pregnant because it just wouldn't make sense.... It was definitely difficult, but I love what they did with the character's story."

DISCUSS: Did you like Betty Draper's storyline? Do you think it was a good way to hide the pregnancy?

DISCUSS: How did you hide your pregnancy before you were ready to tell the world?
Padding and prosthetics? I didn't think so...!

xo Haley-O

This article was originally published on Jun 12, 2012

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