'Mad Men's' Jon Hamm Reveals Why He Has Annual Meetings With Matthew Weiner (Video)

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Wesley Mann

"I have a special relationship with Matt [Weiner]. I can ask questions, but I made a decision early on in the run of the show to trust that he's going to tell the story," says Jon Hamm.

Mad Men's Jon Hamm and Matthew Weiner have a close relationship, one so close that the two discuss upcoming seasons for the AMC drama.

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"I have that meeting with Matt every year before we start shooting," Hamm shared during THR's annual drama actors roundtable. "Before he even opens the writers room, we sit, we have a 2½-hour lunch and talk about what possibilities are for the next 13 episodes."

The meeting, Hamm says, is a chance for the two to go through possibilities for the upcoming season even before one word is ever written on paper.

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"It's not specifics at all. It's shades and tones and themes. It's incredibly helpful," he says.

Mad Men recently wrapped its fifth season, which notched its best-ever finale ratings with 2.7 million total viewers.