Jon Hamm, famously known as Don Draper from Mad Men will soon appear in the much-anticipated action drama movie “Top Gun: Maverick“. Recently, the Mad Men star opened little about his character as Admiral Vice Cyclone in the upcoming movie. And it’s the frictional relationship with main lead Tom Cruise’s character Captain Maverick because of the terrible fatherly figure, his character will be. In real life too, Jon Hamm Has opened about being a “Terrible Father” and that’s why he still doesn’t have kids.
John Hamm: “Frictional” Relationship with Tom Cruise’s Captain Maverick
The movie “Top Gun: Maverick” is the sequel to Top Gun (1986) starring Tom Cruise. In “Top Gun: Maverick”, Cruise will reprise his role as Captain Pete Maverick. During an interview, Jon Hamm opened about his character Vice Cyclone tangentially related to Viper from the original movie. To be mentioned, Viper in the original movie played a sort of father figure role for Captain Maverick. There were rumors of Hamm’s character related to Viper. On which, Hamm said that “It’s not much of a fatherly figure, the way Viper was to Tom“. The movie is set to get a theatrical release on November 19, 2021.
Far from being reel, Jon Hamm has talked about being a terrible father in real life too. In one of the interviews, he even said that he doesn’t have kids because he would be a terrible father.
Jon Hamm: Why does he not want kids?
The Mad Men star, unlike his character Don Draper, is neither married nor has any plans of having kids in real time soon. Well ! we know how hard it becomes for an actor to maintain their lifestyle, figure, exhausting schedules, and trying to cope up with everything. Many celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Chelsea Handler, Betty white, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Aniston have also opened about their own choice of not having kids. It is pretty obvious, Hamm has also made his decision not to have kids. Jon Hamm, in one of his interviews also said that whenever he sees his co-stars with children set at 6 a.m morning, he’s more than surprised and feels like, ‘Dude, how are you even upright, much less here at work at 6 a.m.?‘”. It gives much of the answer why Hamm is focusing much on career rather than being a Family-man!
John Hamm: “Terrible” Father?
The actor had been in a long-term relationship with Jennifer Westfeldt for 18 years before they separated their ways in 2015. On many occasions, Hamm has opened up his relationship with Westfeldt about marriage. He has admitted that Westfeldt was more than just a girlfriend, but people marry when they are planning the future, having kids and all. But right then, they don’t intend of having anything like that. In 2012, Westfeldt also admitted that she never thought of not having kids at this age. Further, she also added that “The chance that we’ll regret it doesn’t seem like a compelling enough reason to do it.”. Although, the insiders have often pointed at Hamm’s ” No Kids Policy” as one of the reasons for their breakup.
Well! He may not kids and confesses to being a “terrible dad” but it’s obvious of him being amazing “Fur Daddy”. The actor is very close to his dog “Splash”, whom he rescued from a shelter. He has also opened about his dog Cora, who died in 2107 that how she changed his life. The actor has been spotted on many occasions, having a walk and playing with his dogs. He is an animal rescue advocate and loves to be around his fur babies. Probably! We all can agree that being a fur daddy is not easy. And for Hamm, who knows that maybe he could be an “Amazing dad” too.