Jon Hamm’s not leaving Hollywood, at least not yet.
In a recent interview on Sunday TODAY With Willie Geist, Hamm admitted he still thinks about returning to teaching -- but he tells ET that doesn’t mean he’s leaving acting behind.
“You well know those things, you do an hour-and-a-half interview, and somebody pulls one sentence out of it and decides that's all they're gonna take away from it,” Hamm says. “I certainly never say never. It's a much less stressful job than this, although it has its own stresses. But I love teachers.”
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After graduating college in 1993, Hamm worked as a middle school drama teacher in his hometown of St. Louis for a year.
“I go back to St. Louis in July at some point,” Hamm shares. “I do a fundraiser for the public library there, so I still have my toe in that water and it’s very important to me. Education's very important to me.”
ET caught up with the actor on Monday night at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, where Max Mara was celebrating actress Zoey Deutch as the 2017 Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award recipient.
“Well, I have been a woman in film for a long, long time,” Hamm jokes. “No, this organization's incredible and I've done stuff in support of them. They highlight and, you know, serve to cheer on and support women in film, and they've done a great job.”
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“If you look at what's happening right now with Patty Jenkins' movie and my friend Gal Gadot's movie, [Wonder Woman], and the box office right now, it's been a pretty good year,” he adds. “I got to see that movie Friday, and it was so fantastic and I was so pleased for all involved, especially Gal.”
Hamm and Gadot co-starred in the 2016 comedy Keeping Up With the Joneses.
“I sent her a really long email,” Hamm confesses. “I was just so pleased [with Wonder Woman]. It's so nice when, like, a true friend of yours has success like that. It's really kind of amazing.”
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Along with praising Gadot, Hamm addressed those comments he made in a recent InStyle interview, in which he said being single “sucks.” Hamm split from longtime partner Jennifer Westfeldt in 2015.
“I usually overshare, is the problem,” he admits. “So, it wasn't necessarily important that I shared it, then I did and I'm sort of regretting it.”
Hamm confirms he’s still single, but not quite sure what he’s looking for in a woman.
“It’s impossible to say,” he says.
For more from the event, check out ET’s interview with Ireland Baldwin below.