ByKristin Lai, writer at
MP Staff Writer, cinephile and resident Slytherclaw // UCLA Alumna // Follow me on Twitter: kristin_lai
Kristin Lai

While I watched with bated breath and peeled eyes to catch a glimpse of Ben Affleck's wiener in Gone Girl, Page Six recently reported that it was almost Jon Hamm who stepped into that shower. Now feel a little disappointed at the idea of what could have been.

Okay, I'm not complaining about getting to see Batfleck's "Bruce Wayne," not to mention he played the role fantastically, but I can almost hear the disappointed sighs from my fellow John Hamm fans around the world.

The [Mad Men](series:200778) star is famous not only for his talent in both dramatic and comedic genres, but also for his...*cough* member. Okay, for those of you not in the know, it's lovingly nicknamed the "Hammaconda."

All jokes aside, Hamm is a really great actor, plain and simple. Given his experience playing the misogynistic and similarly unbalanced Don Draper, it's a shame that we won't be able to see what he could have done playing Nick Dunne.

Sadly, Hamm was kept from playing "Amazing" Amy's equally deranged husband due to scheduling conflicts with AMC's Mad Men that the show's director, Matthew Weiner, wouldn't work around.

A source close to Hamm said “Matt would not let Jon out of his contract to do Gone Girl. Jon was really upset about it at the time — and is still upset, because he’s thinking about the future of his career as Mad Men comes to a close.”

That's a pretty resonable point! After seven seasons at the head of the massively popular show, I don't imagine Hamm will have a hard time scoring roles. But after earning almost $170 million domestically and being nominated for multiple Golden Globes and an Oscar, it would have been a huge opportunity for him.

Don't worry, Jon, we're pretty upset about it too.

(Via: Page Six)


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