Hamming it up the hard way
‘‘ I was incredibly fortunate to have a group of friends whose families kind of rallied around to help me and help steer me in the right direction. As well as some pretty excellent teachers to lean on.’’
Hamm decided after graduating from college that acting ‘‘ was the only thing I had ever really done that I had good feedback on’’, so at 25 he had to head to Los Angeles to give it his best shot, but the early days in LA were tough.
‘‘ Once I hit 30 the mood changed.
‘‘ I just wanted to play cool parts, and I lucked into a really cool one with Mad Men.
‘‘ It will be sad when it ends. We will miss each other. It was an experience we all lived together, and I think being forged in that crucible made us very close.’’ Mad Men, Movie Extra (FoxtelAustar), Thursday, 8.30pm Hard work: Life hasn’t always been easy for
star Jon Hamm.