jon hamm“Mad Men” is singing its swan song.  And nobody is more upset about seeing it end than Don Draper himself, Jon Hamm.

“There’s no version of this ending that is not super painful for me, and mostly it’s because of these people,” he indicates his fellow actors.  “And this person,” he points to the show’s creator, Matthew Weiner.

“Because they’ve been the single constant in my creative life for the last decade. So that’s kind of tough. And, yeah, I will be happy when the shows air and I won’t have to fake like I don’t know how it ends or make up some ridiculous story about robots or zombies or something. But I will never be able to have this again, and that’s a drag,” he says.

“I certainly in 2006 would not have expected to be sitting here having the experience over the last 10 years or eight or nine years, whatever it is. So there’s no version of it that I can imagine in my mind that would equal what actually happened. And not only creatively and what we got to do and what I got to do in playing this person, but tangentially, this amazing group of people that I got to get to know. . .

“It’s become, for better and worse but mostly better, just a part of my life and a significant part of my life. So there’s not a lot of jobs you can point to, at least in our world, that have that impact. So that was like a really weird trot down memory lane. It also really felt great because, at the end of the day, this experience has been unequivocally wonderful, and I’ll miss it.”

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