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Posted Thursday, April 9th, 2015 at 1:13pm
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Jon Hamm: On Googling Himself, Picking Roles and Life after Mad Men

Jon Hamm Talks Playing Don Draper: 'You Want To Wash It Off'

There’s better way to start the weekend than an interview with one of my favorite actors EVER, Mr. Jon Hamm?

The actor had a great interview with Variety this week in front of the second part of the last season of Mad Men. The show is a masterpiece, to be sure, but Hamm never wants you to forget that he’s just a human dude, trying to navigate his career and make a living. You can read the full Variety piece here. Here are some of the highlights:

Playing Don Draper: “Playing this guy does not come without its own difficulties. It’s not fun to live in this guy’s headspace year after year… the darkness in Don has not abated, it’s gotten worse year after year. It’s relentless. And it can be hard on you as a person. I love coming to work; I love the people I work with. But it’s been rough.”

His sudden celebrity was hard: “I think I’m a pretty regular person thrust into incredibly irregular circumstances. It’s weird to get super-famous, super-fast. It’s really hard. In the grand scheme of things, it’s not the hardest thing in the world. It’s not performing heart surgery or breaking big rocks into little rocks. (But) it takes a lot out of you emotionally.”

On never winning an Emmy: “The minute you start crying about not winning awards, it seems a little weird. I’m in a very good group of people who haven’t won. I’ll live.”

His acting capital: “I’m afraid I’ve spent my good acting capital doing silly, nonsensical things. I hope I’ll get another chance to play a part as deep and varied and emotional and real as Don was.”

He’s not yet a movie star: “It’s hard to pick roles, honestly. There’s a certain strata of the Hollywood atmosphere that I’m decidedly not in — it’s Bradley Cooper, Pitt, Affleck, Clooney, Damon. I’m not a proven box office draw, I haven’t won an Oscar. I’m a guy from a TV show a lot of people like. I feel like a very capable actor, but I’m also looking for the thing that will make me feel fulfilled and challenged. If there’s a role I want, and they say, ‘Matt Damon’s interested,’ it’s totally legitimate. I would cast Matt Damon over me, too!”

The internet: “You want to know what’s wrong with you, just Google yourself. The most hateful, horrible things will come up. It’s anonymous, with no accountability. And it all kind of hides under the rubric of free speech.”

The rumors: “Jen and I aren’t married, and that’s something people seize on all the time. They ask, ‘When are you having kids?’ I said it to Tina once, ‘Are you going to have another kid?’ and she said, ‘When is that OK to ask?’ And she’s right. It’s such a personal question and so horribly presumptive. It’s (like) asking, ‘When are you and your husband going to f— again?’ I know, the more I talk about the Internet, the more I sound like an old man standing on his lawn shaking his fist.”

(Variety via Celebitchy)

He’s hot, he’s talented, but he’s also so real- almost painfully so.  His presence in Hollywood seems so grounded, don’t you think?

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Posted Friday, April 3rd, 2015 at 4:16pm
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Jon Hamm Talks Playing Don Draper: ‘You Want To Wash It Off’

Jon Hamm Talks Playing Don Draper: 'You Want To Wash It Off'

Jon Hamm went to rehab for thirty days and only three people knew about it until he wanted it to be known. In his reveal, a lot of people drew comparisons to the actor and the character he plays on Mad Men, Don Draper. If you’ve watched the show, then you know that Don has his troubles and is often seen sipping on a cocktail.

Hamm said that at the beginning of his career, he had nothing – just like Draper. He revealed, “This will be twenty years that I’ve been in Los Angeles. I got here in 1995, and if you would have told me twenty years ago – when I [was driving around] in my 1986 Toyota Corolla that was overheating – that I would be sitting here talking about this, I would have been over the moon.”

He continued, “I can only look back on it with gratitude and humility and be very pleased that I made the decision very early on to give myself over to this completely. Not a lot of people in my business get to work this long on something that they can be this proud of.”

Hamm also talked about the darkness surrounding Draper’s life, calling it “challenging.”

He said, “It’s not easy to maintain that head space for a long time. You want to go home. And you want to wash it off and leave it at work.”

His hope for Don Draper? He added, “My hope for Don is always that this incredibly troubled man – this incredibly talented, yet incredibly troubled man – would find balance in his life, would find peace in his life. And hopefully, he does.”

Source, Photo Credit: Fame/Flynet

Posted Friday, March 27th, 2015 at 11:11am
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Jon Hamm Addresses His Rehab Stay

Jon Hamm Addresses His Rehab Stay

Yesterday, it was revealed that Mad Men actor Jon Hamm checked himself in for treatment at a rehab center in Connecticut for 30 days. Now, he is opening up about his decision to get healthy.

During an interview with TV Week on Wednesday, Hamm said, “Life throws a lot at you sometimes, and you have to deal with it as much as you can. I’ve been very fortunate that throughout the most recent 24-hour period, I’ve had a lot of family and friends support me.”

He and his character Don Draper had a lot in common, but he doesn’t want to draw that connection. He revealed, “Obviously there can be a lot of discussion about how much of this is related to that, and honestly I don’t have much to say about that either. I’ve said in varying ways that acting can be a difficult endeavor, certainly not as difficult as the recent example I used of being a baby heart surgeon. But it does present its own challenges, and so does life.”

Source, Photo Credit: Fame/Flynet

Posted Thursday, March 26th, 2015 at 10:10am
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