Jon Hamm doesn’t mind some of the articles that pop up about him online. However, the actor apparently draws the line at his penis.
The Mad Men star recently addressed the news stories his crotch has generated in recent days. Although Hamm understands that rumors and gossip are part of the deal, he doesn’t enjoy reading reports about his penis.
“I mean, it’s not like I’m a f***ing lead miner. There are harder jobs in the world. But when people feel the freedom to create Tumblr accounts about my c***, I feel like that wasn’t part of the deal. But whatever. I guess it’s better than being called out for the opposite.”
“It just speaks to a broader freedom that people feel like they have — a prurience,” he added.
Reports surfaced last week that Hamm was instructed by AMC staff to wear underwear when he shoots scenes for Mad Men since his crotch was causing a distraction.
“This season takes place in the 1960s, where the pants are very tight and leave little to the imagination. Jon’s impressive anatomy is so distracting that they politely insisted on underwear,” an insider explained.
The source added, “Imagine how distracting that would be on the side of a bus or building. When the promotional pictures came back the first few seasons, we had to work with them.”
Not surprisingly, Jon Hamm didn’t find these reports to be very humorous.
Mad Men is all set to return for its sixth season on April 7. You can find the latest trailer for the AMC’s hit drama below.
Are you a fan of Jon Hamm? Do you think websites cross the line when they focus solely on parts of an actor’s or actress’ anatomy?