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POLISHED EDGE: Celebrity Q&A
Jon Hamm of ‘Mad Men’ on AMC
Q: You were born in 1971, so did you have to do a lot of research into the ’60s world of “Mad Men”?
A: No, actually. My oldest sister was born in 1960, and the next oldest was born in 1966, so I have a lot of quasi-memories of that time from pictures and stories and whatnot that remind me of the era we try to portray. That was an extremely rich point in American political and cultural history, and the story of America really hits a pivot point in the 1960s.
Q: Your show usually feels very somber. Is that the mood on the set, too?
A: We have a lot of fun. I work with John Slattery quite a bit, and he’s one of the funniest men on the planet. We try to keep it as loose as we can without being disrespectful to the work that’s going on.
Q: You’re doing quite a bit of comedy these days. You’re a fan of that genre, then?
A: I’ve been a comedy fan for a long time, although I don’t think I’m a particularly funny person. When I first moved to LA, I was a big comedy nerd and would go to all the shows because they were incredibly inexpensive. You could pay $5 and have three hours of fun for that. That was a pretty good cost-to-entertainment ratio at the time, given that I was probably making $100 a week. So that was a big part of my life.
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