Jon Asks A Valid Question
Jon Hamm wonders why anyone should care whether he has children or not.
Speaking recently to the Sydney Morning Herald, the Mad Men star bristled ever so softly at the notion that he and his partner Jennifer Westfeldt should be having children, to say nothing of marriage.
"Well, we're very comfortable with our relationship the way that it stands.
"That's normally the answer I give when people ask, 'Why don't you get married?' or 'Why don't you have kids?' But what I really want to say, of course, is why do you f***en care?"
Asked whether not being a father affects the legitimacy of appearing as a father in the upcoming flick Friends with Kids, he said: "You don't need to be an astronaut to tell a good story about outer space."
The film is written and directed by Jennifer.
Alongside emphatically commenting on fatherhood or the lack thereof, Jon spoke his mind (and spoke it well) on the subject of success and fame.
Regarding fame, he said: "It doesn't circumscribe my life at all.
"It certainly doesn't stop me walking round the streets or anything like that. What changes, though, is the way in which people perceive you,” he added before noting that fame and success are not necessarily akin.
"There's a big difference between success and fame. I was successful for about five years before I became famous. I'd done various TV shows, been in a couple of movies ... and then Mad Men happened. That was when people started to behave differently around me.
"Fame is just a whole other thing."
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