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Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery > Events > 2016 > 10-09: 2016 New York Comic Con – Day 4
Ten years and several failed pilots had to happen before Abigail Spencer landed her first major role—a recurring stint on one of our greatest television dramas. In Season 3 of “Mad Men,” Spencer played Suzanne Farrell, Sally Draper’s third grade teacher, a young, unmarried, and surprisingly modern woman for the early ’60s who captures Don Draper’s attention. And as with most of the roles that followed her six-episode arc, including an acclaimed turn on Sundance’s “Rectify”—now wrapping its fourth and final season—and on “Timeless,” an NBC time travel drama that has Spencer front and center for the first time, Suzanne is a character that could never have been played by anybody else
What is it like to portray a female time-traveler?
ABIGAIL: We’re supposed to be born in another time period, so every period I’m like, “I could live here!” The only thing is being a woman in the past is not always great. So that’s something we’ll explore on the show and I am very grateful for the present because we’ve made a lot of strides.
And you don’t have to go back that far!
ABIGAIL: [Laughs] I know. I mean, much like with the storyline with Rufus (Malcolm Barrett). With Lucy, putting a woman back in time and dealing with the situations and also as someone who doesn’t want to change history, that’s part of the part of the conflict. What’s going to grow for Lucy is she going to come to the other side where she feels compelled to change history or is she willing to let it be as it supposed to be. So I think a part of that will be a storyline.