‘Mad Men’ Creator Reveals Surprising Tidbit About Jon Hamm’s Audition

May 8, 2012  •  Post A Comment

"Mad Men" creator Matt Weiner tells Bravo’s "Inside the Actors Studio" that when the show was being cast it took a while to settle on Jon Hamm in part because his sex appeal was questioned, according to a preview of the episode that will air Monday at 7 p.m.

Asked by host James Lipton how many times he auditioned for the part, Hamm replied, "Six or seven." Then Weiner explained, "In one of those auditions … someone said he wasn’t sexy," earning audience laughter.

Hamm, who plays Don Draper on AMC’s “Mad Men,” is apparently considered to be something of a sex symbol now, with Lipton bringing up his character’s reputation as a ladies’ man on the show. Here’s a clip …

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