JON HAMM: INTEGRITY, STRONG OPINIONS & A WICKED SENSE OF HUMOUR

The nachos have landed.

Monumental props to Mr. Hamm. That’s indescribably delicious.

JON HAMM prides himself on not being a sell out. The actor may have become an overnight sensation with his role as Don Draper on MAD MEN, but he managed to skyrocket to fame without losing his dignity.

In the OCTOBER issue of DETAILS, JON opens up about reality TV, ponders the success of TWILGHT nd explains why his latest flick THE TOWN is not for the Twitter obsessed.

On the difference between actors and reality stars:

LA represents opportunity. And, as has been proven over and over in the current media landscape, it doesn’t take much for them to put you on TV. If that’s all you want you can just be on The Bachelor or The Real Housewives or whatever show just wants oversized personalities, ridiculous behaviour and zero dignity…

When you try to learn how to act, you approach it with respect. But if you just want to be famous…that’s not much different than porn.

‘I’m a movie star!’ Well, no. No you’re not. You’re a porn star and that’s completely different. And you know, hey, mazel tov. Porn probably built half the houses out here, but you’re selling your dignity in a way that I feel I’m not. And once you sell it, it’s gone. You ain’t getting it back.

On what made him successful in Hollywood:

I never minded standing up and looking like an idiot, which is tremendously helpful in this industry.

Why he feels lucky his success didn’t come in his twenties:

I don’t know how the Twilight kids or Miley Cyrus handle it. You make one bad decision and people in Thailand Twitter about it.

On his new movie THE TOWN:

It’s almost like an old Hollywood movie. It’s got a love story. It’s got a crime element. But it’s very much for adults…There’s not a lot of candy for the Twitter obsessed. It just deals with adult shit – no werewolves, no vampires.

Yet…they’re retooling it for 3D.

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