While he had a job within the megahit Top Gun: Maverick, Hamm stated on Monday’s Howard Stern Show that he in fact met the celebrity a decade previous at a kegger at Jimmy Kimmel‘s space.
Hamm stated Kimmel used to be identified for throwing all-day soccer viewing events with giant teams of other people. “They’d have a keg and he’d make pizzas,” he stated. “It was L.A. so it’s sunny and games start at 10 in the morning.”
Early on at this birthday celebration — attended by means of actors, comedy writers and comics — a rumor swirled that Cruise used to be going to be in attendance. Hamm recalled being in doubt: “No he’s not. What are you talking about? That’s like saying Santa Claus coming. There’s no way and you’re an idiot if you believe that. And Jimmy, famously, is a very big prankster.”
The doorbell quickly rang and none instead of Cruise rolled in — and he wasn’t on my own.
“It’s not a Tom Cruise impersonator, it is Tom Cruise — with his mom,” Hamm stated, regarding Mary Lee South, who died in 2017. “So we got Tom Cruise and Mom Cruise and we’re all having an out-of-body experience. Arguably the most famous person on the planet is in this living room watching nine football games at once [with us].”
On best of it, Cruise became out to be a large fan of Hamm’s paintings in Mad Men, which ran from 2007 to 2015.
“He was like — in a very Tom Cruise way, very direct and intense — ‘I love that show. I love that show,'” he recalled. “‘Thanks man.’ Holy cow. That was a good day.”
Fast-forward 10 years when Hamm used to be riding and were given a choice from his agent that Cruise sought after him for the Top Gun sequel. He stated sure at the spot — although the funds hadn’t been labored out.
“‘The answer is yes. If this goes away, you’re all fired,'” he recalled telling his agent with fun. He known as it a “no brainer” to mention sure — now not simply because he used to be presented the function at the spot, however as a result of he liked the unique and he’d get to paintings with Cruise. “The answer is yes, I’m sure it will be a big hit” he recalled announcing, “and it was.”
It’s been a couple of years since his Emmy-winning run as Don Draper in Mad Man. He went directly to transparent up a long-running rumor, going again just about a decade, about whether or not he wore undies for his function enjoying the ’60s advert guy. There have been rumors show brass had to tell him to put on underwear as a result of he were revealing too much below his waist by means of going commando. For years, Hamm made it clear he wasn’t having a public conversation about his private parts — and usually in an impatient and unamused method.
When Stern requested about “the most famous rumor” about Hamm — “the whole penis thing” — Hamm laughed alongside — on account of direction Stern used to be going to invite.
“The whole penis thing,” Hamm laughed on the query. He in the end responded, “I have worn underwear every single day of my life, Howard. First of all: Who doesn’t wear underwear?! I wear underwear… I love a comfy boxer brief. Thank you very much. I like a breathable cotton. Come on man, who doesn’t?”
Hamm additionally mentioned about being in a dating with Anna Osceola, who gave the impression within the Mad Men collection finale. He stated, after doing numerous treatment in recent times, processing early loss and grief in his life, he has may see himself getting married some day.
“I’m in a relationship right now … and it’s comfortable,” he stated. “It’s a feeling of taking care of someone else and being taken care of. It’s also been a process of working on myself, my mental health all this stuff with my therapist and unpacking all of that trauma, my realizing that when you lose somebody that’s so important to you — like a mother — so early,” which he did at age 10, “that creates a wound that blocks a lot of that emotional accessibility … and vulnerability.”
He persevered, “It’s only been in the last couple of years of me kind of sitting down and really thinking about all that stuff that’s made the relationship that I’m in now even more meaningful and opened up the possibility of things like being married, having kids, defining a new version of happiness, life, wellness — all that stuff that sounds hokey and whatever but it’s real and … it’s what I’m working for.”