Dating a bitch
“Medical attention is medical attention whether it’s for your elbow or for your teeth or for your brain,” he says. We live in a world where to admit anything negative about yourself is seen as a weakness, when it’s actually a strength.
It’s not a weak move to say, ‘I need help.’ In the long run it’s way better, because you have to fix it.” Meanwhile, Hamm has shown in his choice of projects an up-for-anything openness, shining in supporting comedic roles like that of a wacko cult leader in Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
“I think anything that serves to accentuate whatever your thing is and makes you feel good shows in the way you carry yourself,” he says.
On most fronts these days, Hamm seems determined to tune out trivialities in favor of all things substantive and real.
I see it, and I f—ing weep.” VIDEO: Jon Hamm is an Excellent Driver Hamm and I are in the midst of a long, candid chat at a restaurant in the Hollywood Hills.
I’ve already assured him I won’t spend this entire story comparing and contrasting him with his stoic Mad Men alter ego, Don Draper, which is the main angle of pretty much every Jon Hamm profile ever written.
“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.
A.’s Los Feliz neighborhood; instead, Hamm plays league baseball on the weekends in a public park, mostly for the camaraderie.
This month he turns villainous in Baby Driver, a heist film–cum–romance in which Ansel Elgort’s character drives the getaway car for a gang of bank robbers played by Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey, among others.
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.
He’s one of the few actors he knows with zero social-media presence.
“The point of life is not to put dog ears on yourself and post it online for everyone to see,” he says.
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“I’m just blown away by the beauty of it all,” he says.