John Hamm Stunt-Cast On ’30 Rock’

It’s like the best dream you never want to wake up from. John Hamm, the Clooney-esque leading man from AMC’s critically acclaimed and totally wonderful hit show Mad Men, will be appearing in several episodes of 30 Rock as the lovah of Liz Lemon, Tina Fey’s character. It was mentioned in passing in the Vanity Fair profile of Fey, but now it seems the stunt-casting is complete (SQUEE!!!).

Jon Hamm is temporarily trading the offices of Sterling Cooper for “30 Rock.”

The actor, who plays advertising executive Don Draper on AMC’s “Mad Men,” will portray the love interest of Tina Fey character Liz Lemon — a doctor who lives in her apartment.

Could it last?

“I just finished a couple of episodes, and I’ll go back in the new year and do another one of those, and then we’ll see what happens,” Hamm said Tuesday at a benefit for the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.”

[From The Associated Press]

John Hamm is having a really good year. He won the Best Actor -TV Golden Globe last January during the writers’ strike. He’s considered the Coolness Heir-Apparent to George Clooney. Mad Men is a genius show with some of the best writing on television. His Saturday Night Live appearance was hilarious. And Hamm has a supporting part in The Day The Earth Stood Still, starring Jennifer Connelly and Keanu Reeves, which will most likely be an enormous hit over the Christmas holiday.

If you haven’t watched the first two seasons of Mad Men, I really don’t know what to say about you as a person. It’s an excellent show that deserves every award it will receive come awards time. Hopefully, with Hamm’s 30 Rock guest spots, more people will get interested.

PS. He has a live-in girlfriend. *fingers crossed he’s secretly pining away for me*

Jon Hamm is shown with his girlfriend, Jennifer Westfeldt, at the NY on 12/9/08. Credit: PRphotos

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  1. daisy424 says:

    Coolness Heir-Apparent – love it!

    I want to pinch his…cheek, what a gorgeous man.
    Great thread to wake up to, thanks Kaiser!

  2. geronimo says:

    Yummy pics! Congrats on your first story, Kaiser, excellent choice (although I see Hamm as a very different sex-God to Clooney – both have quite different things going for them.)

    PS. Writer on celebrity site = practically celebrity = that bit closer to naked Gerald Butler! 😛

  3. Ernestine says:

    God, John Hamm is my first celebrity crush in EONS, and I couldn’t agree with you more about Mad Men. That show is brilliant, and some of the other actors should have also been nominated (Slattery and Moss, for instance).

  4. Kaiser says:

    Yea! My first article! Isn’t Hamm loverly? I forgot to mention one other good thing – he was one of GQ’s Men of the Year.

    Mad Men is the bomb, yo. Completely agree about Moss and Slattery. They’re incredible.

    G, I can feel Gerry becoming aware of me!

  5. silentA says:

    Congrats Kaiser!

    Great article – LOVE Mad Men!

  6. MSat says:

    Here’s a weird little thing I have: I ONLY think he’s attractive on the TV show. When he’s out of his Draper costume, he just looks…ordinary.

    I’ve always had a thing for men of that era, though. Marlon Brando in the 50’s? SWOON. Sinatra, William Holden, Cary Grant…that’s who he reminds me of. But only in costume.

    I may need mental help.

  7. Kaiser says:

    MSat, I can see that. I think he’s *more* attractive on the show, but in real life (or in interviews that I’ve seen) he’s got this suave-yet-self-effacing, sweet, goofy personality that’s really nice.

  8. MoJo says:

    I wanted to leave a comment about how pretty his girlfriend is (of COURSE she is), how pretty he is, how awesome “Mad Men” is, how funny his “SNL” episode actually was (him as James Mason, ftw!) how I’ll actually watch “30 Rock” for him, but all I’ve got is, HUMINAHUMINAH.

    This guy somehow had me drooling talking about selling Clearsil on that show!

  9. breederina says:

    Congradulations Kaiser ! Great first , looking forward to many more. Of course now that you’re practically on first name terms with G.B. there’ll be no living with you ! 😉

  10. Codzilla says:

    Congrats Kaiser!

  11. Roberta says:

    Great article 🙂 I absolutely love Jon Hamm and Mad Men….it’s the best show ever. Even though he plays this bad boy that bed hops, I wouldn’t kick him out of mine.

  12. Bunny says:

    Please, Jon, SLICK THOSE COWLICKS BACK!! You look so much better with the hair gel. 😛

  13. NotBlonde says:

    Mmmmm…John Hamm…I want to just…I can’t even say it here 😉

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