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Jon Hamm Reveals He Turned Down Superhero Roles

Jon Hamm Reveals He Turned Down Superhero Roles

Jon Hamm looks so suave in this new photo shoot for Mr Porter.

Here’s what the 45-year-old actor had to share with the publication:

On going to rehab: “It has all these connotations, but it’s just an extended period of talking about yourself. People go for all sorts of reasons, not all of which are chemically related. But there’s something to be said for pulling yourself out of the grind for a period of time and concentrating on recalibrating the system. And it works. It’s great.”

On if he wants kids: “I don’t know. I don’t think it’s necessarily an imperative. I’m not going to psychoanalyse myself here, but… well, never say never. I’ve got nieces and nephews and I’ve been a teacher. I’ve probably been around kids a lot more than all my friends. I feel if you shut that off entirely you calcify. You turn into that guy.”

On turning down superhero films: “I was very hesitant to be involved with any of that stuff. It takes so long as they don’t want one movie, they want three movies with two crossovers… You’re [just] doing it for the exposure.”

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Credit: Tomo Brejc /Mr Porter
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  • MissyMiss

    He is so freaking handsome. And I’m glad there are still actors out there with integrity who don’t make one superhero movie after the other playing the same character over and over (hello RDJ).

  • Kitty

    Have you seen RDJ as Iron man?!? The reason the entire Marvel Conematic Universe works is because they’re taking roles perceived as childish and putting legitimate actors to make them work as true films.

    RDJ. Johansson. Sam L Jackson. RObert Redford.

  • MissyMiss

    Yeah, I’ve seen RDJ once as Iron Man. I am not into comic book movies. What comic book movie has Redford been in? Doesn’t show up on IMdb

  • tom

    Totally agree but their legacy will be tainted

  • Douglas from Brazil

    Capitain America 2.

  • MissyMiss


  • Douglas from Brazil

    Yes, Robert Redford was in CA 2.

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