January Jones: People need parenting licenses

January Jones thinks she is an "awesome" parent but believes people should have to get licenses to raise children.



January Jones believes people should have licenses to become parents.

The 37-year-old actress thinks she is an "awesome" mother to her three-year-old son Xander - whose father's identity she has never revealed - but doesn't believe everyone has the right attributes to nurture a young life.

Discussing whether she feels her 'Mad Men' character, Betty Francis, should have had children, she said: "There's a lot of us who probably shouldn't be mothers. I'm not including myself because I'm awesome, but there should be a license to have a kid, I think.

"Back then, people were having them when they were children themselves. It changes your life in every way and I don't know if Betty was selfless enough to be a mum. She's competitive and emotionally immature, but she gets better.

"She tries, and I think that's good."

January felt "really emotional" on the final day of filming 'Mad Men' and even deliberately messed up her scenes to prolong the end.

She told Grazia magazine: "This is the longest relationship I've had, so it was really emotional. I kept messing up my takes so that I could keep saying my lines for her. It felt like someone was dying."

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