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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.”

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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.”

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Posted Thursday, March 26th, 2015 at 10:10am
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Jon Hamm Went To Rehab For Alcohol Abuse For 30 Days

Jon Hamm Went To Rehab For Alcohol Abuse For 30 Days

Mad Men actor Jon Hamm went under the radar to check himself into a rehab center in Connecticut for thirty days. He went into a rehab facility called the Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut at the end of February.

People reports:

The Mad Men star recently completed a 30-day stint in a treatment center for alcohol abuse, PEOPLE confirms.

“With the support of his longtime partner Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm recently completed treatment for his struggle with alcohol addiction. They have asked for privacy and sensitivity going forward,” his rep said in a statement.

It just goes to show you that we are all human and we all have our flaws. Good for him for facing his alcohol problems head on and handling them like a boss.

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Posted Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 at 8:08am
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Jon Hamm Thinks He’s Too Old to be a Superhero

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Jon Hamm has been offered lots of opportunities to play a superhero…and turned them down!

Why? Well, during an interview with (via NY Daily News) about his very British Black Mirror Christmas special, Hamm confessed that he won’t be doing any superhero franchises because at 43-years-old, he simply feels he’s too old!

“The deals that they make you do are so draconian. And, of course, you are signed on for not only the movie that you are signed on for … but at least two more that you haven’t read and you have no idea what they are going to be and all the crossover ones you are going to have to do. For me to sign on now to do a superhero movie would mean I would be working until I am 50 as that particular superhero.”

And it isn’t just about his age: he also think that outside of Hammaconda lovers and Mad Men fans, nobody knows who he IS!

“Ask anyone under the age of 20 if they have heard of me and they will go, ‘No, that guy looks like my dad.’ It doesn’t compute to the generation that most of Hollywood cares about. If your last name’s not Hemsworth or you are not in One Direction or you don’t wear a cape and tights for a living, you literally have a hard time making an impression.”

Oh man do I love Jon Hamm. Down to earth, tell it like it is and with a gigantic…sense of self.  LOVE YOU!

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Posted Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 at 2:14pm
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