Jon Hamm on Ending 'Mad Men' & the Challenges of Playing an 'Incredibly Troubled' Don Draper

April 5, 2015 9:41 PM

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Jon Hamm on Ending 'Mad Men' & the Challenges of Playing an 'Incredibly Troubled' Don Draper

When I walked into a substantial Four Seasons hotel room, the chosen site for all things "Mad Men," the first thing I noticed was how small it felt. Despite the singular "room" having rooms, plural, the large space was made tiny by a broad table placed in its center. Soon, nine reporters would gather around it, with the common goal of grilling Jon Hamm into giving out some precious information on the final season of "Mad Men."

But what was billed as a "roundtable" discussion became a claustrophobic press conference. Instead of functioning as a group effort, the ordeal became sporadically disjointed, jumping from topic to topic with reckless abandon and little commonality between individual causes. The optimistic goal of t...

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