Jon Hamm turned down Green Lantern

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 August 2014
Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm turned down an approach to be in 'The Green Lantern' because he doesn't like superhero movies

Jon Hamm rejected the chance to star in 'The Green Lantern'.

The 'Mad Men' actor - who portrays advertising agency creative Don Draper in the drama series - insists he isn't interested in appearing in a superhero movie because he isn't a fan of the genre, and turned down several attempts to get him take on the lead role of Hal Jordan and his titular alter ego - which eventually went to Ryan Reynolds - in the 2011 blockbuster.

He said: "They came after me pretty hard for 'Green Lantern'. But I was like, 'Meh, that's not what I want to do.

"Never say never, but these aren't the kind of movies I like to go and see.

"They don't make the kind of movies I like to see anymore."

Jon has also turned down the chance to work with 'Mad Men' creator Matthew Weiner on a movie, and also his co-star Elizabeth Moss - who plays Peggy Olsen - because he wants to move away from the advertising drama.

He told Britain's GQ magazine: "Matthew asked me to be in his movie. Several times actually. And I politely declined because of the link. It's hard.

"I've given up opportunities to star with Lizzie because the headline writes itself, 'Don and Peggy go to Washington' or something."

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