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JON HAMM AND ELIZABETH MOSS: MIPCOM MATES

Posted in Elisabeth Moss, Jon Hamm on October 5, 2010 by fadedblog

Mad Men has taken over France!

Elisabeth Moss and Jon Hamm, stars of the cult hit TV series, were up bright and early this morning (October 5) as they attended a photocall for during Mipcom at the Martinez Hotel in Cannes.

Meanwhile, Jon says he would like to have a career like George Clooney because he can easily work on a number of movie genres.

“We already have a perfectly serviceable George Clooney, but that’s certainly someone whose career I would love to emulate because he’s been able to work in various genres and walk the line between drama and comedy,” he tells Total Film. “He also got started very late in life because ER came when he was well into his thirties, so he bounced around, not unlike me, from show to show and failed pilot to failed pilot, and then ER happened and he blew up.”

However, despite wanting a career like gorgeous George, The Town star admits acting was not always his first love and he spent his childhood dreaming of working under the sea with fish and in space.

He says: “I wanted to be a marine biologist, a teacher, and astronaut and an actor, and my parents never said, ‘You can’t do that,’ or, ‘That’s not realistic.’ So when I decided to move to New York and try out acting on a whim, they didn’t stop me. It turned out to be something I loved and I’ve been lucky enough to be able to do this for a job, so far.”

JON HAMM HEATS UP THE SET

Posted in Jon Hamm on September 27, 2010 by fadedblog

Jon Hamm was spotteed arriving at studio building in West Hollywood today (September 27) for what’s rumored to be a photo shoot of some kind.

The hunky Mad Men star must not have been bothered by the heat wave in L.A. (it’s 113 degrees in downtown L.A.) as he wore jeans, a dark shirt and a pair of black leather boots as a wardrobe change was the first call of duty.

Meanwhile, Jon is opening up about his battle with depression.

The man otherwise known as Don Draper tells the U.K.’s The Observer that depression set in after his father’s death while Hamm was in college. “I was … unmoored by that,” he says. He had already lost his mother to stomach cancer when he was 10. “I struggled with chronic depression. I was in bad shape.”

What helped? Therapy and antidepressants. “What therapy does: it gives you another perspective when you are so lost in your own spiral … It helps. And honestly? Antidepressants help! If you can change your brain chemistry enough to think: ‘I want to get up in the morning; I don’t want to sleep until four in the afternoon. I want to get up and … go to work and …’ Reset the auto-meter, kick-start the engine!”

BEN AFFLECK BRINGS ‘THE TOWN’ TO HIS HOMETOWN OF BOSTON

Posted in Ben Affleck, Blake Lively, Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm, Matt Damon, Rebecca Hall on September 15, 2010 by fadedblog

The cast of The Town stepped out in full force on Tuesday (September 14) for the star-studded Boston premiere at Fenway Park.

Chris Cooper, Rebecca Hall, John Hamm, Jeremy Rennerk, Blake Lively and director Ben Affleck were all on hand as they graced the red carpet ahead of the debut of their Charlestown-based crime thriller.

While working the press line, Ben told reporters: “This moment right now, being here at Fenway Park, getting to the finish line and bringing this movie to Fenway where I used to sit under the Ford sign with my dad in the bleachers, has to be the highlight of my career.”

Snacking on free popcorn, peanuts and beer, some nearly 2000 locals filled the grandstand seats to watch the movie’s premiere on a giant screen set up along the base path.

“I want you to know that I love Boston,” Ben told moviegoers. “This movie is from somebody who cares about this place, grew up here and that means a lot.”

Also in attendance? Ben’s BFF Matt Damon – though he didn’t speak to the press.

BEN AFFLECK PREMIERES ‘THE TOWN’ DURING THE VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

Posted in Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm, Rebecca Hall on September 8, 2010 by fadedblog

The glamour was on overdrive as Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm and Jeremy Renner attended the premiere of The Town at the Palazzo del Cinema in Venice today (September 8 ) during the 67th Venice International Film Festival.

The fashionable foursome had the international press going wild as they descended down the red carpet together ahead of the debut of their highly-anticipated Boston-set crime thriller.

Boston was also the setting for Ben’s Oscar-winning Good Will Hunting, which he co-wrote and starred in, and Gone Baby Gone, also written and directed by Ben and starring his younger brother Casey.

The plot involves a gang of bank robbers from the Boston neighbourhood of Charleston, notorious for producing more bank and armored car robbers than anywhere else in the United States.

So far, the film is a high point for the Venice film festival, which has had less star power this year than in previous events. The festival’s top Golden Lion award will be handed out at its closing ceremony on Saturday.

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