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    Why he’s interested in comedy: “I was just kind of that weird kid that always hung around… And you know, comedians are generally pretty nice people. I have no affinity for it other than my appreciation of it. I had no desire to get up onstage and tell jokes. I prefer to stand next to really funny people. I was always good at being observationally funny—like contributing something funny to the conversation.”

    Whether Don Draper dies at the end of Mad Men:
    “I certainly can’t confirm or deny anything.”


    Hamm never sugarcoats Don Draper:
    “I’m the guy who lives with the guy every day, and I’m like, ‘No, no, no, no, no,’ ” he says of people who would excuse the character’s behavior. “But I also get the thing in popular culture, American culture, where you see a broken thing and go, ‘I want to fix that. I want to shape that. I want to cure that.’ ”


    The difficulties of being an actor:
    “Whenever people want to talk about how hard it is to be an actor, I want to go, ‘Um, it’s hard to be a baby-heart surgeon.’ Being an actor is actually pretty easy, if you can memorize lines,” he says. Still, he admits that it’s been draining to follow Don on his repeated downward spirals. “You’re kind of hoping for redemption, and it’s not forthcoming…. To consistently come in and be the bummer was always like, ‘Oh, that’s not fun.’ But at the same time, it’s been like the greatest obstacle course in the world. A puzzle to figure out.”


    His career future:
    “Look, the one constant thing I’ve had in my career is now removed. And that’s an eye-opener: Are people still going to take me seriously? Am I just going to do romantic comedies for the rest of my life? What’s next? And I don’t know, you know? I wish I was smug enough to have had a grand plan. I guess some people would say, ‘Okay, the last three years of Mad Men is going to be like this: I want to do a play. I want to do this. I want to do that.’ I was just like, ‘I want to do something that seems cool.’ ”

    [From GQ]

    Cele|bitchy | Jon Hamm: It’s easy to be an actor, ‘it’s hard to be a baby-heart surgeon’

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    Interesting how he talks about Drapers downward spirals in light of his rehab stint. Always liked him...nice that his success came a bit late, he brings a maturity to MadMen.
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    i love that he said being an actor isn't hard. Finally, someone says it.

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    the article needs a pic
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    ^ That's not the pic that came to mind, but it'll suffice.

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    perhaps this one?
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    I hope the rehab stint worked out for him.

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    I like Hammaconda or whatever Michael K. calls him. I hope he sorts his demons and stops with the serial cheating and appreciates or respectfully deals with Jen. She seems to have been a good partner in his life, this far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msdeb View Post
    perhaps this one?
    That's the one!!
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    Don't think I want a baby heart surgeon operating on me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Syd View Post
    Don't think I want a baby heart surgeon operating on me.
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    Whether Don Draper dies at the end of Mad Men:
    “I certainly can’t confirm or deny anything.”
    This hadn't even crossed my mind, and it sure as hell better not happen!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trixie View Post
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    This hadn't even crossed my mind, and it sure as hell better not happen!!

    It hadn't crossed mine either.

    Well fuuuuuck.
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    I'm in love with both Don Draper and the Hammaconda even though I know they would be bad for me.

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    This hadn't even crossed my mind, and it sure as hell better not happen!!

    That death speculation has been going around for years...what with the opening scene where he plummets off of a building...

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