Johnson broke up with her long-term boyfriend Matthew Hitt back in 2016.
And yet throughout the conversation we can’t help repeatedly circling back to that hard-drinking 1960s adman.
And although Hamm is a true Midwesterner who’s instinctively averse to boasting, he acknowledges being very proud of the show’s enduring resonance.
“We all want to be involved in something that takes hold of the culture and makes people sit up and say, ‘Hey, that’s interesting,’ ” he says. I never wanted to be a Tom Cruise type of megastar.” For Hamm, life after Draper has come with some inevitable complications, including a few personal ones.
Hamm had fun strutting around with his arsenal of guns, but the biggest draw for him was English director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead), who propels the story with innovative editing and musical flourishes, even synching the soundtrack with the gunshots.
“Edgar is an original artist, and I just love his work,” says Hamm.