Jon Hamm is not exactly an underwear enthusiast. More than a small sliver of the Internet has taken note of Hamm's proclivity for walking around sans underroos. His commando habit presented a bit of a problem for the AMC folks as they prepared for the upcoming season of Mad Men.
“This season takes place in the 1960s, where the pants are very tight and leave little to the imagination,” a source tells us. “Jon’s impressive anatomy is so distracting that they politely insisted on underwear."
First of all, of course it takes place in the '60s, as that's the entire concept. Also, a bunch of Don Draper promotional shots for previous seasons had to be edited because of Hamm's Dick Whitman. Like, it was someone's job to photoshop his crotch so the pictures would be suitable for the side of a bus stop.
“Imagine how distracting that would be on the side of a bus or building,” laughed our source. “When the promotional pictures came back the first few seasons, we had to work with them. Everyone was concerned about too much Christina Hendricks boob, but it’s Jon that has the most to show. It’s a good problem to have.”
Hamm's people aren't as ammused as everyone on the Internet seems to be.
A rep for Hamm said: “It is ridiculous and not really funny at all. I’d appreciate you taking the high road and not resorting to something childish like this that’s been blogged about 1,000 times.”
If you're bummed that AMC has made Jon Hamm's freeballin' days on the Mad Men set a thing of the past, it's important to remember what Don Draper said about nostalgia.
In Greek, it literally means "pain from an old wound." It's a twinge in your heart far more powerful than memory alone. This device isn't a spaceship; it's a time machine. It goes backwards and forwards. It takes us to a place where we ache to go again.
Also, Mad Men comes back into our lives on Apriil 7th with a two-hour premiere. [NY Daily News]