In 2015 he split with his partner of 18 years, writer-director Jennifer Westfeldt.How fun is single life for a perennial on those sexiest-man-alive lists? “It’s fine,” he says before adding quietly, “It’s hard.It was 10 years ago that the then-unknown Hamm débuted in the role, creating an icon of cool, inscrutable masculinity: the bad guy in a good suit whom women couldn’t help falling for even though they knew better.Hamm’s performance also helped make Mad Men, with its glamorous yet cold-eyed take on power, gender, and seduction, a standard-bearer of TV’s new golden age.A.’s Los Feliz neighborhood; instead, Hamm plays league baseball on the weekends in a public park, mostly for the camaraderie.And he still gets a lot out of his shrink appointments.On most fronts these days, Hamm seems determined to tune out trivialities in favor of all things substantive and real.He’s one of the few actors he knows with zero social-media presence.
And yet throughout the conversation we can’t help repeatedly circling back to that hard-drinking 1960s adman.
Hamm, who lost both his parents to illness before he finished college, says there’s some truth to the theory that many actors’ careers are essentially lifelong attempts to heal their childhood wounds.
“I’m certainly damaged—there’s no denying it,” he says. ’ But if you look at the history of my life, it’s not great.
Hamm had fun strutting around with his arsenal of guns, but the biggest draw for him was English director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead), who propels the story with innovative editing and musical flourishes, even synching the soundtrack with the gunshots.
“Edgar is an original artist, and I just love his work,” says Hamm.
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