Jon Hamm has an interview in the March issue of Esquire Magazine. Alas, he’s not the cover boy – the cover belongs to Kate Upton. As I’ve said, I like Kate. But how do you NOT give the cover to The Hamm? I guess Kate’s rack was better (for real?). So instead of being able to use some Hamm-Dong-y photo shoot, I’m using these photos of The Hamm from a Mad Men photo call in London yesterday. The Hamm looks GOOD in that suit. Anyway, The Hamm’s Esquire interview isn’t anything groundbreaking – you can read the whole piece here. For much of the piece, Hamm and the interviewer are playing golf, and it’s written in that too-chummy, too-insider-y way that Esquire’s celebrity journalists fall into too often. Here are some highlights:
On his voice work for Mercedes: “I’m happy to be working with a company like this, where all they care about is excellence. I’m a company guy. Good company, too.”
What he has in common with Don Draper: “I think the sort of ‘misplaced childhood’ sense is probably the only thing about ‘Don Draper’ that I do have in common. I can’t really delve too deeply into the psychoanalysis of it, as I would be underqualified and oversharing, but I suppose that sensibility resonated at some point during the audition process, and may lend the character or my portrayal thereof some deeper meaning. Wholly unconsciously on my part.”
Yeah. That was it. Those were the only usable, interesting quotes from the entire piece. I sh-t you not. Look, I read a lot of fashion magazines, and those celebrity profiles have their faults, definitely. But at least the interviewers actually, you know, ASK the celebrity some questions and get some usable quotes. Luckily for me, someone did ask The Hamm some good questions, and he answered with his usual manly feminism. I love that he represents the sisters. I really do.
ACTOR Jon Hamm has hit back at claims Mad Men treats women as sex objects. The actor, who plays ladies’ man Don Draper in the hit US series, insisted the show isn’t sexist.
He said: “This is the very beginning of the rise of women in the work place. On the surface it seems as though the female characters are secondary or oppressed in some way. But in reality we are seeing the beginning of how they are breaking through the ceiling.”
Series five …took more than 18 months to complete due to contract issues.
Jon said: “It was frustrating but understandable. There were a lot of factors at work that were totally out of our control. But it was completely worth the wait.
[From The Sun]
You hear that ladies? The Hamm is giving us a lesson in the history of women in the workplace. Represent!
Oh, and The Hamm was at the BAFTAs, remember? Well, his interview with Miss Piggy on the BAFTA red carpet was… memorable. And yes, there’s some Fassbender in this video. Truly. I think Fassy was up for Miss Piggy’s sweetshop.
Photos courtesy of WENN.