As Mad Men winds down its final season, the show’s star Jon Hamm, who plays Don Draper, got some advice from Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston.
Cranston, who played Walter White on another AMC hit series, gave Hamm some advice on the show’s ending. Unfortunately, the counseling he received may not have been comforting.
Hamm is in this month’s GQ magazine discussing the ending of the show and the advice from Cranston.
“It’s hard, man. It’s hard to let it go. It’ll hit you a couple of different ways at different times.”
The season kicks off April 5 with the final seven episodes of the AMC series Mad Men.
This season will be the first to take place outside of the 1960’s, which could have implications for the show’s tone, according to the Inquisitr.
The episodes were filmed last summer and Hamm says he had a hard time letting go; everyone cried when the filming ended. He told E Online News filming the last episode was really emotional.
“The whole last season was like senior year in high school. ‘We’ll stay in touch!’ ‘I’ll text you!’ ‘We’ll see each other all the time!’ And it’s like, ‘Will we really?'”
As the show winds down Jon Hamm will have to put behind him the sometimes dark and sleazy role of Don Draper. Hamm told GQ he wasn’t sure about his next career move.
“Look, the one constant thing I’ve had in my career is now removed. And that’s an eye-opener: Are people still going to take me seriously? Am I just going to do romantic comedies for the rest of my life? What’s next? And I don’t know, you know? I wish I was smug enough to have had a grand plan.”
For the moment he can be seen on the Nextflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, produced by Tina Fey. He also stars in Wet Hot American Summer and he’s the voice of Herb Overkill in Minions, the Despicable Me spin off, according to People.
As part of the AMC advertising campaign, fans of the show who make it to New York can pose with the Don Draper bench situated outside the Time and Life building on 6th Ave, according to Vanity Fair. The building is the show’s fictional location of Sterling Cooper & Partners.
There is also a whole floor dedicated to the show in the Museum of Moving Images in New York.