1:28pm PT by Jethro Nededog
'Mad Men' Star Jon Hamm 'Wasn't Sexy' to AMC Execs, Matthew Weiner Reveals (Video)
To consider that anyone else could play the role of the cool and desirable Don Draper other than star Jon Hamm would be considered blasphemy for Mad Men fans. But he wasn’t a shoo-in for the part, apparently.
The AMC series’ creator Matt Weiner -- along with Hamm and his castmates January Jones, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Vincent Kartheiser, Jared Harris and Kiernan Shipka -- reveal some juicy nuggets on Bravo’s Inside the Actor’s Studio next Monday at 7 p.m.
Among them, Hamm tells host James Lipton that he auditioned for the part seven or eight times. The creator then reveals that Hamm’s sex appeal was in question.
Thankfully, they got it right in the end. Watch the preview below.
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