Jon Hamm - Jon Hamm Had Porn Job

Picture:

Jon Hamm used to work in the porn industry.

The 40-year-old actor - who is best known for playing Don Draper in 1960s advertising drama 'Mad Men' - took on several different jobs as he struggled to land acting work, with his stint as a set designer on adult movies among the most memorable.

He explained: "Essentially, I had to move furniture around sweaty, naked people. It wasn't a great job but the money was useful. I had to get by - I wanted to be an actor.

"Let me just stress there was no penetration - it was soft-core porn."

Jon - who also worked as a bartender, writer and teacher - considered quitting acting following a "bleak" period where he was rejected for many roles and was dropped by his agent.

He recalled to The Sun newspaper: "It was bleak - that was part of a three-year period where I was solely rejected.

I had given myself 'til my 30th birthday. I moved out to LA when I was 25 and I figured if I can't make it in five years of trying, then it's time to pack up."

While the 'Bridesmaids' actor has been inundated with work offers since landing his role in 'Mad Men', he is careful about what he accepts to avoid being typecast.

He said: "I made a conscious decision not to do things that take place in the 1960s.

"I got sent every script Hollywood wanted to make about that era. So I consciously chose things like 'Bridesmaids' that are different, and I think those choices have been well-received.

"But if you are going to be pigeon-holed, then a handsome womaniser is not the worst thing to be."


Contactmusic

Tags: Jon Hamm - Drama


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Contrary To Her Song Lyrics, Lana Del Rey Worked Her Way To The Top

Lana Del Rey is no stranger to vicious rumours, but she definitely did not...

Contrary To Her Song Lyrics, Lana Del Rey Worked Her Way To The Top

Weird Al Scores First U.S Number 1 With New Album

The album was released only one week ago and sold 103,000 copies to secure the top...

Weird Al Scores First U.S Number 1 With New Album

Peaches Geldof's Cause of Death Confirmed as Heroin Overdose

The second daughter of musician Bob Geldof, Peaches Geldof was thrust...

Peaches Geldof's Cause of Death Confirmed as Heroin Overdose

Robert Downey Jr.IS Iron Man... But For How Long?

You know who he is. Robert Downey Jr.’s involvement in the Iron Man franchise has been...

Robert Downey Jr.IS Iron Man... But For How Long?

Hercules Extended Trailer

Following his deadly ordeal of being put through the Twelve Labours by his father Zeus and his...

Hercules Trailer

Miley Cyrus Appears in Pharrell's New Video 'Come Get It Bae'

Cyrus also features on the track's vocals, and -perhaps most shockingly of all- resists...

Miley Cyrus Appears in Pharrell's New Video 'Come Get It Bae'
Advertisement

Let Battle Commence: Superhero Studios Fight for Best Opening Weekend

We live in a movie world of superheroes at the moment with franchise...

Let Battle Commence: Superhero Studios Fight for Best Opening Weekend

After The Success of 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes', What's Next?

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has been a huge success both critically...

After The Success of 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes', What's Next?

'Mad Max: Fury Road' - New Stills and Poster Appear From Comic Con [Pictures]

Max Max: Fury Road was one of the most anticipated films at the...

'Mad Max: Fury Road' - New Stills and Poster Appear From Comic Con [Pictures]


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Jon Hamm Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Jon Hamm

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All