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Just Another Reminder That Jon Hamm Really Hated Working In Porn

05/06/2014 11:12 am ET | Updated May 08, 2014
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Of course, Jon Hamm has talked about working in porn before. In August of 2009, he revealed his work as a porn set dresser to Elle, saying, "It was soul-crushingly depressing. There was no actual fucking, but it was so sad; the actors were dead but they were trying their best. I was like, Man, this can't fucking be it." A few months later, in October of 2009, he appeared on the "Late Show" to also tell David Letterman that one time he worked in porn / didn't like it.

About a year later, in September of 2010, Hamm told The Guardian why porn even needs set dressers in the first place. "You gotta move cameras around, and ashtrays; and continuity is apparently an issue," he explained.

By 2012, he began a Hamm-porn-tour of sorts, beginning with a BAFTA "Mad Men" Q&A in February, where he called working in porn "bleak" and explained that "there was no penetration," but he did still have "to move furniture around sweaty naked people."

In March, he sat down for an interview with Anderson Cooper on "Anderson," to clarify again that, seriously, there was no penetration. "Well not porn, no. There's a very [big] difference. There's a huge chasm between -- chasm's [a] terrible word to use. You don't really want to talk about chasms and porn. I guess the most politic term is sort of like Skinemax movies," he said.

In Playboy's April issue of that same year, he talked about the "horribly depressing" work, and clarified that he wasn't even really making that much money doing it: "It's definitely on the lower end of the spectrum of the wonder of moviemaking. It wasn’t even that much money, but it was money.”

Finally, following up on rare comments about that one time he worked in porn, Hamm took to an actor's round table for The Hollywood Reporter in June of 2012, during which he told Bryan Cranston and THR that "it was basically soft-core porn, and strangely enough, the guy would say, ‘All I want to see is asses and elbows." Additionally, "it was depressing."

To read about things other than Jon Hamm being depressed by porn head over to Vanity Fair for his full profile (or stay here and proceed to make Hamm-porn puns in the comments below).

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