This week in Mad Men news, both The Hollywood Reporter and Entertainment Weekly report that in a recent podcast Jon Hamm reveals that the role of Don Draper was originally pitched to fellow actor Thomas Jane. (Fortunately, Jane turned down the role.) In other news, a soon-to-be-released book is titled Mad Women: The Other Side of Life on Madison Avenue in the ’60s and Beyond. Read on for more.
• Jon Hamm reveals (and Entertainment Weekly and The Hollywood Reporter share) that Hung‘s Thomas Jane was first considered to play Don Draper. Says Hamm, “Nobody knew who I was. I wasn’t on anybody’s lists.”
• Ad Age spotlights Jane Maas’s new book, titled Mad Women: The Other Side of Life on Madison Avenue in the ’60s and Beyond — set be released just prior to Mad Men’s season 5.
• The Hollywood Reporter has an interview with Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm in which he discusses his longtime girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt as well as his new role in Friends With Kids.
• GeeksofDoom.com spotlights a Halloween-inspired T-shirt combining Mad Men and three iconic mad men of horror.Read More