Hamm: We didn’t want to leave Mad Men set
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Hamm: We didn’t want to leave Mad Men set

Jon Hamm has revealed the cast and crew of Mad Men hung around even when they weren’t needed on the final day of filming.

The smash hit show, which was set in the slick world of 60s advertising, aired its final ever episode in the US yesterday.

The series made stars of its cast as well as picking up countless awards, but after seven seasons the end has come.

“[On the last day] there were a lot more people around because everyone was kind of done and like, ‘We’re still at work but there’s nothing to do’. The significance wasn’t lost on anyone,” Jon, who played Don Draper, told People.

The publication published some behind the scene photos of that final day, with cast members seen hugging one another.

One shot sees January Jones, who played Betty Draper, holding hands with show creator Matthew Weiner as she throws her head back laughing.

“I’ve never been so attached to someone, or played someone that long. It was like someone was dying,” January recalled.

“What I felt was, I’m the teacher and everybody’s graduating,” Matthew admitted. “Everything is so gradual. I had like five months ahead of me [in post-production]… so I kind of delayed the end.”

Elisabeth Moss, who has portrayed Peggy Olson since the beginning, was also caught sharing a special moment with Matthew.

The 32-year-old bagged the role in her early 20s , and says she has grown up on the show.

“It’s been nine years of our lives. To bring that to a close is definitely something that feels big… You change a lot in your 20s,” she said.

– Cover Media

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