As he was filming for his cult favorite series Mad Men, Jon Hamm claims he missed David Fincher’s critically praised movie Gone Girl.
The psychological thriller, which is based on Gillian Flynn’s 2012 best-selling book of the same name, centers on Nick, a guy whose wife Amy vanishes and makes him the main suspect. Jon Hamm was initially cast as Nick, but Ben Affleck ultimately played the part. Amy was portrayed by Rosamund Pike in the 2014 movie.
The award-winning actor revealed it on the chat program Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen when he appeared with his Mad Men co-star John Slattery to respond to a fan’s query about whether he was set to feature in Gone Girl.
Jon Hamm Was Really Disappointed
Yes, Jon Hamm answered. “I was almost done with that. In reference to his portrayal of advertising whiz Donald Draper on the AMC television series Mad Men, which ran from 2007 to 2015, Hamm said, “I was supposed to be Mr. Draper, but we had to film the continuous adventures of Mr. Draper. Hamm remained mum about the reasons for his decision to pass on the part.
A source said Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner refused to let the actor out of his contract. Affleck, 50, who was born in Boston, was also made fun of by the actor for having to don a St. Louis Cardinals cap for the movie. He uttered, “Poor Ben,” to the WWHL audience. He wasn’t very pleased about it.
Affleck, a rabid Boston Red Sox fan, actually put the psychological thriller’s production on hold for a few days when Fincher requested that he appear in a scene wearing a New York Yankees cap.