“Most of it’s tongue-in-cheek, but it is a little rude. It just speaks to a broader freedom that people feel like they have — a prurience,” complains the award-winning AMC star, who has been dating Jennifer Westfeldt since 1997. (Talk of Hamm’s genitals accelerated last week, when the Daily News claimed that the actor was asked to wear undergarments for season six of Mad Men due to “tight” 1960s-era pants.)
Continued Hamm of the X-rated scrutiny on his underwear-less excursions: “They’re called ‘privates’ for a reason. I’m wearing pants, for f–k’s sake. Lay off.”
Still, the celebrated NYC resident keeps it all in perspective, for the most part. “I mean, it’s not like I’m a f—ing lead miner. There are harder jobs in the world. But when people feel the freedom to create Tumblr accounts about my c–k, I feel like that wasn’t part of the deal [of fame].”
“But whatever,” says the well-endowed Hmm, sipping a Budweiser during the Rolling Stone interview. “I guess it’s better than being called out for the opposite.”
While a justified reaction here would be, “Aw, the poor millionaire’s sad everyone loves his giant penis,” keep in mind all this attention ended in AMC forcing him to wear underwear. The man’s practically in a cage. Sometimes at night he commandos a pair of khakis and walks around the house knocking over pictures and small plants, but it’s just not the same. It’s just not the same.