Jon Hamm Calls Himself ‘Old and Irrelevant’

Dec 16, 2014 at 2:11 pm |

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No greys here! Jon Hamm (43) isn’t too old for Hollywood! (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

The 43-year-old Mad Men star, known for his huge, uh, talent, pretty much called himself washed-up in an interview with Radio Times this week.

Hamm stated that he feels “old and irrelevant in the current media landscape,” and that unless you’re young or super hot – or playing a superhero – “you literally have a hard time making an impression.”

Sounds to us like Jon’s just being a ham. Any celeb that can use “literally” like a 16-year-old is hip enough for Hollywood’s juvenile demographic. Although today’s young’ns may not be highbrow enough for Mad Men, Don Draper remains, notwithstanding, a sex symbol of 21st century television.

If your last name’s not Hemsworth or you are not in One Direction or you don’t wear a cape and tights for a living, you literally have a hard time making an impression.

Speaking of capes and tights, Hamm also confessed that he has previously been considered for superhero roles, but he contends that he made the right choice in turning them down- and not just because tights would certainly be too revealing around his ‘sidekick.’ Hamm described contract deals for superhero movies to be “draconian” since you sign on for one film but wind up selling your soul for up to 10 years – and countless flops and spinoffs – afterwards.

When on the topic of the Sony hacks, Hamm said, “there’s probably sh**y things studio executives have said about [me]. I am just not famous enough for it to go on Gawker.” Is this turning into another Shia LaBeouf campaign? Because, Jon, you are better than that.

The actor is starring in an upcoming Christmas segment of the British TV anthology Black Mirror. The 90-minute episode will air today (Dec. 16) and be available for streaming on Netflix.

Sounds to us like Hamm might just be afraid of taking on big, new roles on the silver screen. Quit complaining about which demographics like you and which don’t. Find a new, artistic project you like and make yourself more relevant. We know you’re man enough.

Why does the ‘Mad Men’ star think he’s too old for Hollywood? Read more here!