Jon Hamm Covers Parade, Talks Marriage
Here’s what the 39-year-old Mad Men star shared:
On his late father Dan being the inspiration for his portrayal of ad man Don Draper: “[His] smoking, drinking, and hard-living ways are pretty much my model for Don Draper.”
On dealing with the loss of his parents: “Losing both parents at a young age gave me a sense that you can’t really control life–so you’d better live it while it’s here. I stopped believing in a storybook existence a long time ago. All you can do is push in a direction and see what comes of it.”
On why he’s not in a rush to tie the knot with longtime love Jennifer Westfeldt: “I don’t have the marriage chip, and neither of us have the greatest examples of marriages in our families. But Jen is the love of my life, and we’ve already been together four times longer than my parents were married.”
On not rushing to have children: “I like kids but I also like the option to close the door. Becoming a parent is a whole other life, and it doesn’t stop.”
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