Jon Hamm is getting candid about a milestone moment in his life.
The 45-year-old actor recently opened up about losing his virginity while promoting his new film, Keeping Up With the Joneses
, and admitted it was an "awkward" experience. Hamm jokes that he would change "everything" about it.
"There's no version of it that's not awkward," he tells Elle magazine
. "Let's put it this way: As much as I had practiced, I was still not quite ready for game time."
Hamm says he lost his virginity when he was 19 years old, and in college.
"I don't know why that would surprise you," he says when the interviewer assumes he would have lost it at a younger age. "Maybe it's easy for some people. It certainly wasn't for me."
But he has this advice for his 20-year-old self.
"The best thing you could say is: Appreciate it," he shares. "Struggle is part of the journey. That's what I've learned in my forties: This too shall pass."
Although Hamm has clearly aged well
, even he admits to being insecure about getting older.
"Getting old sucks," he says bluntly. "I had an interesting conversation with an older actor whom I've looked up to for many years. He said, 'When I wake up in the morning, I still think I'm 35. It's not until I see myself in the mirror where I'm like, 'Oh, right'...' I have that, too. That horrible realization that you're not what you used to be."
Of course, there's also an upside.
"Listen, I'll say this, too. The great thing about getting older is living life," he adds.
"I don't know. I think life's too short, you know?" the 27-year-old singer told ET exclusively when asked why he decided to open up.
"I mean, ultimately, I think of myself as an honest guy. There are just those moments in life where you have to be true to yourself and true to the world."