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Jon Hamm is making his move! The Mad Men star will not only keep his day job as Don Draper but he will also be taking over the director's chair for the show's highly anticipated season 5 premiere episode.
"The wheels have officially been set in motion to make that happen," Hamm told TVLine.com. "It's a very exciting challenge that I'm looking forward to with a mixture of utter fear and excitement."
Costar John Slattery has already gotten the pleasure to direct an episode of the Emmy-winning drama, and now Hamm's been bitten by the bug.
He says the idea has been "in the back of my mind" for a while now. "It helps to have people you know and trust surrounding you. We’ve been fortunate enough to have very little turnover not only in our cast but in our crew."
"I watched Slattery do it, and he handled it with such grace and ability and ease," he continued, before joking, "I figured if he can do it, s**t, I can do it too."
Production on Mad Men's fifth season begins in August. This will be the first directing stint for Hamm.