Jon Hamm, best known for his role as Don Draper in AMC’s “Mad Men,” taps into his goofier side for an editorial in the May 2012 issue of Esquire UK. The actor may show a comedic side through the photos, but through an interview with the magazine, he discusses his past and how that unconsciously helps him play Draper.
“If the audience is picking up on some kind of ‘lost’ vibe I’m giving out, then great. I hope that lends a deeper resonance. It’s not anything I’m doing consciously,” he said. “All we can do as actors is bring our own personal experience to the role. My mother died when I was 10, so I did have far more experience of being raised outside my family than I had from my own home, probably. But who cares?”
Hamm even touches on the phenomenon of the Draper movement, saying, “That whole ‘Be Don Draper’ thing, I feel it’s sad. This is a fundamentally f*cked up human being.”
Check out more photos of Jon Hamm in Esquire UK below.