Elisabeth Moss dry-cleans her pajamas & swallows gum ‘all the time’

Elisabeth Moss

Elisabeth Moss is currently on tour to promote The One I Love, which is playing on demand. It’s also hitting theaters on Aug. 22. That’s a new strategy for studios (a near simultaneous online and theater release) and usually happens with indie flicks. This movie looks depressing, so I don’t know how well it will play in theaters. Elisabeth’s the standout name in the cast unless you count Ted Danson or a brief appearance by Marlee Matlin.

Elisabeth has big things on the horizon in her post Mad Men time. She will be working with Tom Hiddleston on High Rise. Lizzie is also reportedly in talks to star with Vince Vaughn in True Detective for season 2. For now, she’s promoting her indie film and did a 25 Things feature with Us Weekly. She sounds quirky but doesn’t disclose anything huge. Like, she doesn’t talk about Scientology. Let’s do this:

1. I have an extraordinary amount of shorts. I wear them all the time.
2. I can’t swim underwater without holding my nose.
3. I love showers and take them twice a day.
4. I like traveling alone.
5. Red wine is my friend.
6. I swallow my gum. Like, all the time.
7. I don’t like tea.
8. I dry-clean my pajamas so they stay soft and perfect.
9. New York is my favorite city in the world.
10. I’m a great napper.
11. My least favorite thing is having to get up early.
12. J.D. Salinger is my favorite author.
13. I love TV and watch a lot of it.
14. I contemplated being a country singer when I was about 11 years old.
15. I am obsessed with sushi.
16. I don’t have any tattoos. I think about getting one every day, but then I get scared.
17. I prefer brunet men to blonds, but I prefer being blonde rather than brunette.
18. Every two years, I take up knitting. I’ve never finished a scarf, but I love buying yarn.
19. Disneyland makes me extremely happy.
20. I have two cats, named Lucy and Ethel. They are sisters, and I adore them.
21. I love the sound of rain, and I love lying in the sun.
22. It’s best not to speak to me pre-morning coffee.
23. I want to live inside an Anthropologie store.
24. I text way too much.
25. I love flowers and wish I owned a flower shop.

[From Us Weekly]

Elisabeth sounds fun, right? She sounds as “normal” as one can be for being a celebrity, but there are some semi-interesting quirks. Red wine is amazing, and getting up early is a bummer. Imagining Elisabeth as a country singer is so strange since I’m used to seeing her in 1960s Mad Men regalia. Does she really always swallow her gum? That’s a weird habit. Swallowing gum has been proven to be relatively harmless (except in extreme situations). If she’s really swallowing it “all the time,” that could be a problem.

Elisabeth Moss

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  1. Kiddo says:

    Blech. The dry-cleaning smell. I understand when you HAVE to dry clean something, but PJs? There’s nothing like the smell of freshly laundered clothes from the washer and dryer, no chemicals.

    • Esmom says:

      I know. I can’t imagine wearing all those chemicals next to my skin every night, it seems extremely toxic. Someone needs to set her straight, dammit!

      Otherwise, she seems cool. I think I’ll always have a soft spot for Peggy Olson.

    • Gina says:

      She did say she swallowed gum right? I thought for a minute she said she swallowed cu….well you know where I’m going with this.

    • Lucky says:

      Maybe she takes them to the dry cleaner but gets them laundered, like Mens dress shirts??… Strange

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        That’s what I was thinking, too, unless they’re silk? Yuck to dry cleaning pajamas.

    • MaiGirl says:

      Does dry-cleaning remove thetans? That could be why… 😉

  2. Jenns says:

    I don’t consider anyone who is into Scientology “normal”.

    • Charlotte says:

      Yep. But maybe she’ll get out before it goes down in flames. Leah Remini did.

      • Sea Dragon says:

        I was really into protesting Co$ for a while so I’m completely with you on that.
        I think she’s a fine actress and if she plays the game right she has a promising long-term career ahead. I really like her in MM and she did a great job in Top of the Lake.

      • MaiGirl says:

        Isn’t Moss’ family into it, like Remini’s was? In that case, she may not have had much of a choice when it comes to participation.

      • Sea Dragon says:

        Yes MaiGirl, her family is involved. It’s a damn shame too. The only positive about it is they treat their celebrities with kid gloves. They get away with MUCH more than any of the public or those that give their lives for the “cause”. They’re entirely isolated from the horrors but pressured harder than the rest to give their money over. I hope one day she’ll wake up, realize what she got herself into, take her family and friends with her and speak out.

  3. eliza says:

    Dry cleaning your pj’s to me, would do the opposite of keeping them soft, plus I HATE the smell of dry cleaning fluids. It’s bad enough on the things that have to be cleaned, but to sleep in that smell, ICK!

  4. QQ says:

    GOD HELP ME I LOVE HER SOOOOOO MUCH.. like I dont even watch Mad Men anymore and I still Love her like crazy! In spite of the Xenu!, she is so sweet and glorious in every freaking interview

  5. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I like her, I can’t help it.

    I also swallow gum ALL THE TIME, It’s actually kind of a problem for me.

    She looks awesome in the black leather skirt but I also prefer her as a blonde. Her eyebrows are a bit too light to pull off such a dark haircolor.

    • Esmom says:

      I’m with you on liking her and on swallowing gum. I’m better than I used to be but when I can’t find a convenient way to throw it away, swallowing it does seem most efficient.

    • AuroraO says:

      Same here. I’ve read that one bad thing about swallowing gum is that there is the tiniest chance that it can become lodged in your appendix and cause appendicitis. But really anything small even like a corn kernel can cause that. I read that a long time ago so I don’t know if it’s true.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I like her, too.

      I want to swallow gum sometimes, but I can’t make myself. Too many stories when I was a kid about the coroner opening you up after you died a mysterious death and finding a bowling ball sized wad of gum in your stomach. Everyone sadly shaking their heads, whispering, “if only she had listened…we told her not to swallow gum…she was so young…”

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Coroner ruled this case: Death By Bubblicious.

        Would it be in poor taste if I went to your funeral chewing gum? Because gum makes me less sad.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Go ahead, just don’t swallow it.

      • Esmom says:

        Ha, I used to be afraid of swallowing gum, too. More because I thought I might choke but also somewhat because of it supposedly not digesting for years. But I remember the first time I did it, too lazy to throw it away, and feeling like I’d crossed to the dark side.

  6. aenflex says:

    $scienos aren’t supposed to drink.

  7. PunkyMomma says:

    Count me in as someone who loves buying yarn. A bazillion unfinished scarves, too.

    • Skyblue says:

      I obsessively buy yarn and habitually swallow my gum. I caught myself actually tossing a piece and thought wait a minute, this is so unlike me, I swallow gum!

  8. Kiddo says:

    Where’s GNAT? I wonder if her vast array of shorts includes a pair of sparkly gold booty shorts. She may be a potential member of our crew.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Here I am! Yes, she surely has some sparkly gold booty shorts – she’s very cool, like us. We can talk her down off the Scientology ledge, too, and she’ll be forever grateful. Let’s sign her up!

  9. GiGi says:

    I am fascinated by the gum thing… I can’t even chew gum – I’m gum phobic – so I can’t imagine swallowing it, lol!

    And, yes, she is lovely and charming… but… you know… Scientology…

  10. Lydia says:

    Dry clean pajamas? It’s probably cheaper just to buy new ones once the old ones are no longer “soft.” What a waste of time, money and chemicals.

  11. Cupcake says:

    She definitely sounds like someone who would have a hard time adjusting to being a parent.

  12. Calcifer says:

    I think she looks great these days, more flamboyant than she used to. Could it be that she is in love?
    It’s hard for me to imagine that she is a member of the Scientology Church by the way – she seems to be such an independent spirit…

    • Annie says:

      Maybe she’s one of those “indie scientologists” and doesn’t really follow the whole thing to the letter? It least she isn’t out trying to sell it all the time.

      • Calcifer says:

        @Annie Yes, glad she isn’t out there preaching… But then again, does any celebrity Scientologist? Maybe the celebrities are only asked to hand over their money and keep quiet…

  13. Mischa Jane says:

    I totally feel her on the knitting. That’s how I knit. I have so much yarn it’s unbelievable, but I’ve yet to finish anything at all.

    Whenever I accidentally swallow gum I feel like I can immediately feel it just sitting there in my stomach. It grosses me out.

    I would never dry clean pajamas. Yuck. I like all-cotton pjs that I can wash and make progressively softer.

  14. Annie says:

    I like her but swallowing gum is just nasty to me! I can never understand how some people do that, I’d gag.

  15. Moi says:

    Except for dry cleaning my pajamas and swallowing gum (there’s enough of a mess inside of our colons without gum being involved), I think we may be soul mates.

  16. here's Wilson says:

    I always swallow gum.. I’ve done it since I was a kid…. in fact if it’s certain types I have to…I think it’s something about the texture… it’s seems the sweeter/ softer the gum is the more likely I am to swallow it within minutes of putting it in my mouth… I’ve even labeled some brands ‘ swallowing gum’ and buy it for that purpose :/ to each his/ her own I guess!!