And with just a couple weeks until the premiere date, the 40-year-old decided to sit down with People to reveal just how she spent her year off!
Sharing of her decision to take the time off:
"I needed a break to sit back and look at my life without being in that maelstrom of motion."
What better way than to "do everything a 75-year-old woman on sabbatical would do", right??
So guess that meant Chelsea had to watch Mad Men from start to finish!
"I like watching shows after everyone else is done talking about them. That way it feels like something that is just mine."
The comedian also traveled a bit, saying:
"I'd never gone on vacation alone. It was great."
"The last night, I had them take me to Salzburg. I had two glasses of wine and escargot. In that one sitting, I probably gained the six lbs. I'd lost detoxing… But I just wanted to accomplish that experience. I thought it was good for me."
Glad she had an amazing time!
We're honestly kind of jealous of her adventures…
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