The 44-year-old actor also admits that his role on Mad Men
has been draining. "You're kind of hoping for redemption, and it’s not forthcoming," he said of working on the AMC show. "To consistently come in and be the bummer was always like, 'Oh, that's not fun.' But at the same time, it's been like the greatest obstacle course in the world. A puzzle to ﬁgure out."
While taking on the brooding Don Draper wasn't easy, Hamm
likes to keep things in perspective. "Whenever people want to talk about how hard it is to be an actor, I want to go, 'Um, it's hard to be a baby-heart surgeon,'" he quipped. "Being an actor is actually pretty easy, if you can memorize lines."