Redford & Hamm

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 6, 2010 14:45:00 October 6, 2010 14:45:00

Didn’t think you’d have a problem seeing photos of Jon Hamm every day in Europe. He’s really been hustling out there. They’re still in Cannes for MIPCOM, he and Elisabeth Moss, today with Robert Redford in support of the Sundance Channel. Sundance, January, Howl, Ginsberg, the Beats, Kerouac, On the Road, I love it when a proper sentence isn’t necessary.

Apparently a few British papers took shots at Redford for his appearance. Said he looked “craggy and tired”. Um, he’s 74.

As for Jon Hamm, if you haven’t read the piece in Elle, well, I’m about to make you adore him more. Get ready.

First, I love how John Slattery describes him:

“Inside the face of a matinee idol lurks a full-on comedy nerd.”
Cute, right?

As for his style, and his refusal to dress like a hipster:

“I’m, like, Come on, man, you’re 40, you have kids, what are you doing? Unless you’re Brian Grazer, that’s no one’s look.”

Is he faithful?

“I’m not a cheater. I’ve never cheated in my life.”
I believe him. Am I dumb?

And then it’s how he talks about his relationship with Jennifer Westfeldt, what it’s like now that he’s the biggest star:

“It’s incredibly complicated. In many ways, when Jen and I met, the situation was reversed. But it’s all about how you deal with it day to day…. A rising tide lifts all boats. You want to be like, ‘Jump on my back and let’s go!’ rather than, ‘I made it!’ and then pull the rope up behind you and say, ‘Sorry!’”

F-ck that is honest. So honest. How often is a celebrity honest?

And that persistent question – why are people so insistent on marriage? What about marriage?

“It couldn’t be a simpler answer. Marriage doesn’t really mean anything to me. I feel like in many ways marriage is more for the families [of the couple] than for the people involved, so I don’t gravitate to it. But I’ve also said that the minute Jen is like, ‘You need to marry me,’ I’ll be like, ‘All right!’ We are both on the same page. Although that may shift; I don’t know. I don’t need to be married, but I feel married.”

And finally... Jon Hamm’s thoughts on reality twats:

“Spencer Pratt and Heidi Whatever—I’m sorry, they don’t deserve it. They haven’t done anything, and they are celebrated for nothingness.”

Fist pump. Sigh. Click here to read the entire article.

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