Jon Hamm on Superhero Roles
In an interview with The Radio Times, "Mad Men" actor Jon Hamm revealed that he has, in fact, been offered a couple of times to do superhero roles, turning them down. Read on for further details.
In an interview with Radio Times for the screening of the UK Channel 4, "Black Mirror: White Christmas," "Mad Men" Actor Jon Hamm confirmed that he has “been in contention” for multiple comic book movies but believes that he made the right decision to turn them down. Although not revealing the specific roles he was offered to play, the 43-year-old actor has frequented in casting discussions for recent blockbuster superhero flicks, such the likes of "Doctor Strange," "Batman" and "Superman."
“For me to sign on now to do a superhero movie would mean I would be working until I am fifty as that particular superhero. It’s a lot of work at one thing which is not necessarily the reason I got into the business which is to do many things. If you want to spend all day pressing the same key that… seems an odd choice," Hamm told the station.
Hamm made his earlier appearances in television shows such as “Providence,” “The Division,” “What About Brian” and “Related.” His feature film debut is in the Clint Eastwood space adventure film “Space Cowboys,” which a year after was followed by a minor role in the independent comedy, “Kissing Jessica Stein.” Hamm made his first leading film role in the independent thriller “Stolen.” His other notable film appearances are in “The Town,” “Sucker Punch” and "Bridesmaids."
Hamm is best known for his character in the AMC drama series “Mad Men,” where he played advertising executive Don Draper. His performance in the said series won him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series in 2008. Hamm has received 11 Emmy nominations for his performance in “Mad Men” and “30 Rock.”
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