Oct 142015

On June 25, 2015, Jenni Matz conducted a two-hour interview with Jon Hamm for the Archive of American Television.

In part 2, Jon Hamm talks about the production of Mad Men, including his experience directing two episodes. He also describes Don’s relationships with Betty, Peggy and Sally and touches on what it was like to work with January Jones, Elizabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, Kiernan Shipka, and John Slattery. The interview also covers a wide range of questions about Mad Men (e.g., “How do you think people will remember Mad Men forty years from now?”) as well as Jon Hamm’s thoughts about other roles and appearances (e.g., SNL, 30 Rock, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Web Therapy).


  5 Responses to “Archive of American Television: Jon Hamm Interview, part 2”

  1. Thank you, Polly Draper for this second installment. The interview is a wonderful reveal of the man.
    Jon Hamm is a reflective, eloquent man. He has such an appeal that I want to see him in more things.

    I wonder if he writes. It seems like he has a view of acting that is a benefit to the acting student but for fans like us that participate in analyzing work.

    Is it mentioned anywhere that he writes?

    Many thanks for this great treat!
    Susan F.

  2. You are most welcome, Susan F.

    I remember hearing an interview with Jon Hamm during which he was asked about writing. He replied in the most humble way that he leaves that to the experts.

    I have often been struck by how articulate and thoughtful he is and maybe because he is a huge fan of “words with friends” he has a great vocabulary.

    If you have the time, this link will take you to a 2013 Podcast, “You Make it Weird” where Pete Holmes conducts one of the most thoughtful and candid interviews I’ve heard with Jon Hamm — they even venture into the realm of metaphysics and spirituality.

    Enjoy! http://youmadeitweird.libsyn.com/jon-hamm

  3. Can you please link to part one of this interview?

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