Credit: Esquire UK

Sorry, Jon Hamm, but you’re sexy and you know it.

As the cover boy for Esquire UK’s May issue, the Mad Men star laments his status as a sex symbol, baffled that so many women find him and his character so hot.

“At 41 I’m like, give me a break, man, I’m no Ryan Gosling. And that’s fine. I don’t aspire to be that. That’s not my jam.” He continued, “There’s a lot of talk about, ‘Oooh, you’re so sexy!’ If people put that mantle on you, fine, but you take it with a wink and a pinch of salt.”

Jon also continues his tradition of saying bizarre, self-deprecating, and mildly anti-Mad Men things in interviews (see our guide to Sh*t Jon Hamm Says here). “I remember picking it up. Mad Men: sh**** title. AMC: network no one’s ever heard of. Two strikes. Then I read it. I said to [girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt], ‘This is the best pilot I’ve ever read in my life.’”

Isn’t that a sweet story? Even sweeter is his current stance on Don Draper, or as Jon would put it, that dead guy. “There is no Don Draper...Don Draper was blown up in a ditch in Korea. That whole ‘Be Don Draper’ thing, I feel it’s… sad. This is a fundamentally f***ed up human being.”

Check out Jon’s goofy (and sexy!) photos from the magazine here.

Watch the next episode of Mad Men on Sunday, April 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on AMC.

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Source: Esquire UK

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