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Oh Jon Hamm, you're too modest! Ever since he debuted as Don Draper on Mad Men, Hamm, 41, has been the man thousands of women dream about -- but even after five years, he just doesn't think of himself that way.
"I don't necessarily think of myself like the handsome guy," Hamm told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Monday. "That's reserved for Brad Pitt and Ryan Reynolds and those guys. But it's certainly nice when people say nice things about you, don't get me wrong."
The six-time Emmy nominee says he thinks of himself as a "regular person" type -- but judging from all the times he's made fun of his sex-symbol status, he's certainly aware of it! During a guest run on 30 Rock, for example, Hamm played a doctor who was so good-looking that he never had to learn any actual skills. On Saturday Night Live, he spoofed Don Draper's ability to pick up women at the drop of a hat. And in Bridesmaids, he played a character who thought his every move in the bedroom was sexy -- and who couldn't have been more wrong. But Hamm just can't help being sexy on Mad Men -- not least of all because he looks better in a suit than nearly anyone on the planet.
In addition to promoting his upcoming season 5 premiere, Hamm has been in the news lately for something else: bashing Kim Kardashian during a tirade about reality TV. In an interview with Elle UK, Hamm said that Kardashian was "a f*cking idiot" and proof that "stupidity is certainly celebrated" in our culture. Kim responded on Twitter, defending her intelligence and calling Hamm's comment "careless."
But when Matt Lauer brought up the feud on Monday's Today show, Hamm stood his ground. (Watch below -- the conversation happens a little after the 7-minute mark.)
"I don't think (my comments) were careless; I think they were accurate," said Hamm, who seemed surprised to learn that Kardashian had responded to him.
As for reality TV, Hamm explained that he never got hooked.
"It's a part of our culture that I certainly don't identify with and I don't really understand the appeal of it, other than that car-crash sensibility," he admitted.
Not that Don Draper doesn't have his own car-crash moments! The new season of Mad Men begins on Sunday night with a two-hour premiere.