Transcript for Jon Hamm talks ‘Mad Men’ in light of #MeToo
lemon. Hi, guys. Hi. How is it going? Excellent. Thank you for having me. Okay. We’re going to come right out of the Gates. You’re one of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors. We wanted to warm up for that, but — he is being modest, but you appeared on a dating show. Famously. In the ’90s called “Boundaries.” We found a clip. Marry the girl, and you really want to impress her. How do you make H feel special? Well, start off with some fabulous food, a little fabulous conversation. What else fabulous, Jon? With a fabulous foot massage for an evening of total fabulosity. Didn’t fall for that. I don’t know what to say. I was going to say, I don’t want to spoil this — I don’t want to spoil it for anyone that didn’t see that episode, but she did not pick him. Can you define fabulosity? I think you just saw it. The hair was fabulous. It’s in the hair. It’s all in the hair. Thanks to Tina Faye and Robert Carlock who may turn that into a Richard wing back story. That delightful — that delightful clip is of new relevance. I was going to say, it’s used in that show. You go way back with Ellie kemper, right? She was my student. When she was in ninth grade, she and her sister both — her sister is a year younger than her — were both my students. Amazing. St. Louis. I thought drama at my old high school, and so, you know, there is this little, like, red-headed pixie dancing around on stage, and I’m, like, this girl is really talented and 12 years later, we’re in “Bridesmaids” together, and I’m a guest on her show. My favorite. Her family is lovely, and she couldn’t be a nicer person. It couldn’t happen to a nicer person. Yeah. So I have a question and in a funny way, I’m curious as to, you know, whether the guy in the white house maybe starred in this film, but you had an unusual job when you were first starting out. What was it? Do you know what you told them? I’m confused. Be more specific. Were you — I was a set decorator which means that’s the person that puts, like, all of this stuff here for soft core porn movies. Trump was in — Trump was in three of them. No. Yeah, he was. We found out. Three soft porns. I did not set decorate it. I have a friend. What are you putting out there? There aren’t tables with coffee. Like the set. Sofas and vacuuming. They have to do their thing on some furniture. Okay. We’ll move along. I think we’ll move along to your movie, “Tag,” which is so funny because — Thank you. It was so funny, you know, it’s basically about a group of guys — it’s based on a true story I learned after watching it — it involved everyone in the cast running and flailing around trying to tag each other. This game has been going on for over 30 years. I got into it for you guys, but I started to think, is that a role that’s difficult when you are in your 40s? Because y’all are, like, crashing through windows and running around after each other. There was always, like, a morning check-in after a particularly difficult stunt. They were, like, are you okay? I don’t know, man. I’m a little, like, ow. It was fun, and most of the experience of making the film was just a blast. I had worked with Jeremy before on “The town,” and I knew others through various things. We were all kind of friendly at least, and so the idea of playing friends was really kind of easy to jump into. And the movie is really about friendship. It sort of has this ridiculous set piece at the center of it, but it’s about a group of friends, and I was able to kind of — I mean, I grew up in St. Louis, like, I have friends of mine that I have known since I was 12 years old, and I still am friends with. You’re not playing tag with them. We’re not playing tag, but we would do the bottle rocket fights and go crazy with each other. Bottle rockets. Yeah. So much fun. It’s real. We still get together, and it pulls you back to that time in your life that kind of grounds you and makes you remember what’s important and what’s real. And it’s based on a true story. That’s what’s amazing. We met the actual group of guys that really do do this, and there’s a whole clip reel at the end of the film that shows them doing this. It’s crazy. It is bananas. What you are saying is interesting in regards to “Madmen” because it pulls you back. It pulled you back to an era. To me, “Mad men,” “Breaking bad,” those are the iconic shows of the century, and you were in it. You play such an incredibly interesting character, complicated and a womanizer. It’s hard to watch that series in light of the me too movement. I wonder what draper — how he would deal with that if he was in the middle of that. He would probably not fare very well. You might go back to set designing. Exactly, but obviously for good reason. I mean, this is all happening for a reason, and the reason is that it needed to happen. And I think that the course correction was so long in coming to fruition that it had to be this way, and god bless. This is, you know, poor behavior being exposed. No matter what had to happen. Exactly. It’s a pleasure to see you, and I’m glad you have a project. If you get a chance, watch “Mad men,” and this movie too.
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