During a Sept. 19 interview on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show, Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm shared that on his adventure to touchdown the position of Don Draper within the drama collection, there was once some other recognizable face who additionally went out for the section: West Wing’s Joshua Malina.
“The only name that I remember from any of those audition sign-in sheets was Josh Malina” he recalled, “who I’m not sure had a great shot at being Don Draper. But it would’ve been a choice.”
Now, prior to you suppose this is color, Jon confident Howard Stern listeners that he’s partial to Joshua’s, including, “He’s a great, wonderful actor.”
Of direction, Jon recalled that he was once very desperate to nab the Don Draper section, noting, “I remember reading the script, putting it down, and thinking, ‘Holy s–t, that’s a really good story.”
Auditioning a whopping seven occasions prior to formally touchdown the position, Jon remembered one tense moments prior to his lifestyles would trade eternally.