Ham­ming it up the hard way

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‘‘ 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.

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