Amy Poehler was a cast member of Saturday Night Live for close to a decade, so it’s not a surprise that she’s met some pretty random people in the celebrity world. However, Poehler’s encounter with Mad Men star turned good friend Jon Hamm pretty much takes the cake in our eyes.
Amy Poehler was pregnant with her first child when she unexpectedly burst into tears on the set of Saturday Night Live. According to Poehler, it was none other than Jon Hamm who put her minor freak out into perspective.
Poehler, who’s set to release her memoir Yes, Please documents that dreaded moment with the Mad Men star. It happened during Hamm’s first time hosting the show, and at the time the two had just wrapped a Mad Men sketch when Poehler received a call she didn’t expect to hear.
“It was an example of the beginning of what children do to you, which is they f–k up all your plans,” Poehler writes.
“I called my doctor ’cause at the end there you kind of have to call in every day, and the receptionist was crying. I said, ‘What’s wrong?’ and she said, ‘Oh, he passed away last night.”
Terrifyingly enough, Poehler was due the very next day, which sent the comedic actress into a panic along complete with crocodile tears. Amy continues to describe the mortifying meltdown in front of Jon Hamm:
“So it’s my first kid, I’m in a Mad Men outfit, I turn to everybody and I hysterically start crying, and a really pregnant woman crying is terrifying. So, juicy tears just like squirting out of my eyes. And it was like the punch line to a joke, it’s like, my doctor just died and I’m due tomorrow.”
So what did the magical Jon Hamm do to calm Poehler’s nerves? Hamm did what anyone would do in that kind of awkward situation.
“Jon Hamm, who I am just getting to know, comes over and puts his hands on my shoulder and is like, ‘This is a really important show for me. I’m gonna need you to get your s–t together.’ And I laughed so hard, I probably peed myself – I believe that going through crying to laughing adds like five years to your life.”
And there you have it, an otherwise really awkward moment turned into a long lasting friendship and a pretty amusing story for the talented actress’ first memoir. Not too shabby, Amy!
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