News | Entertainment
28 Mar 2015 16:56
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Jon Hamm had porn job

    Jon Hamm worked in the porn industry as a set designer before finding fame as an actor.

    Jon Hamm used to work in the porn industry.

    The 40-year-old actor - who is best known for playing Don Draper in 1960s advertising drama 'Mad Men' - took on several different jobs as he struggled to land acting work, with his stint as a set designer on adult movies among the most memorable.

    He explained: "Essentially, I had to move furniture around sweaty, naked people. It wasn't a great job but the money was useful. I had to get by - I wanted to be an actor.

    "Let me just stress there was no penetration - it was soft-core porn."

    Jon - who also worked as a bartender, writer and teacher - considered quitting acting following a "bleak" period where he was rejected for many roles and was dropped by his agent.

    He recalled to The Sun newspaper: "It was bleak - that was part of a three-year period where I was solely rejected.

    I had given myself 'til my 30th birthday. I moved out to LA when I was 25 and I figured if I can't make it in five years of trying, then it's time to pack up."

    While the 'Bridesmaids' actor has been inundated with work offers since landing his role in 'Mad Men', he is careful about what he accepts to avoid being typecast.

    He said: "I made a conscious decision not to do things that take place in the 1960s.

    "I got sent every script Hollywood wanted to make about that era. So I consciously chose things like 'Bridesmaids' that are different, and I think those choices have been well-received.

    "But if you are going to be pigeon-holed, then a handsome womaniser is not the worst thing to be."

    © 2015 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     28 Mar: Kevin Hart rates Will Ferrell as one of the "top two worst dressers" he's ever met
     28 Mar: Zayn Malik has quit One Direction
     28 Mar: Louis Walsh not surprised Zayn Malik quit One Direction
     28 Mar: Perrie Edwards compared to Yoko Ono by angry One Direction fans
     28 Mar: Rob Kardashian allegedly "in a dark place"
     28 Mar: Christina Milian says she almost developed an eating disorder in the past
     28 Mar: Zayn Malik spoke to each member of One Direction personally before quitting the band
     Top Stories

    NZ start Hong Kong Sevens with win More...

    Kiwi pushes above 97 Australian cents More...

     Today's News

    Kevin Hart rates Will Ferrell as one of the "top two worst dressers" he's ever met 16:51

    Zayn Malik has quit One Direction 16:21

    Clarke to retire from ODI cricket 16:17

    Wellington Airport extension favoured 16:07

    Louis Walsh not surprised Zayn Malik quit One Direction 15:51

    Perrie Edwards compared to Yoko Ono by angry One Direction fans 15:21

    Steady Ko three shots astray 15:17

    Living & Travel:
    Library criticised over smacking book 15:07

    Rob Kardashian allegedly "in a dark place" 14:51

    Auckland port study brought forward 14:47

     News Search

    Power Search

    Click for info on advertising with WebAds
    © 2015 New Zealand City Ltd