Jon Hamm: Don Draper is a "Complicated Guy"

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It's the most anticipated season premiere of the summer.

Mad Men returns to AMC on Sunday night with an episode titled "Out of Town."

A few days prior to this premiere, star Jon Hamm spoke to TV critic Alan Sepinwall on a number of topics. Chief among them, the inner workings of Don Draper.

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Here's how Hamm analyzed his character:

My take on Don being a complicated guy is that his whole life is essentially based on a foundation of untruth. This is a guy who is outwardly supposed to be the most confident, handsome, greatest guy on the planet, and yet inwardly, he knows he's a fraud. That is the number one thing that informs our guy. He's waiting for the other shoe to drop - always. That kind of stress, or that kind of anxiety, you can't keep at bay forever.

In many ways, I think we saw that facade start to crack last season. It is very much a facade. This is why his main relationship is broken. He is not emotionally honest with himself or with his wife. And what a terrible place to be in.

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Mad Men Quotes

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Bert

Don: You have a foul mouth. Take responsibility for your failure. That account was handed to you and you made nothing of it because you have no character.
Mathis: You don't have any character. You're just handsome. Stop kidding yourself!
Don: Everybody has problems. Some people can handle them and some people can't. Look at yourself because the next thing you're going to have to move past is losing this job. You're fired.