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Jon Hamm isn't really into wearing tights and being a superhero, here's why

Mad Men star Jon Hamm said it was a right choice for him to decline superhero roles as they would have tied him down. Though the actor feels his decision to not wear "tights for a living" may have made him irrelevant to the generation under 20.

hollywood Updated: Dec 16, 2014 17:06 IST
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Mad Men star Jon Hamm feels it was a right choice for him to decline superhero roles as they would have tied him down.

Though the actor feels his decision to not wear "tights for a living" may have made him irrelevant to the generation
under 20.

Hamm told Radio Times that he had "been in contention for quite a few" superhero roles but he said no to them.

"The deals that they make you do are so Draconian. And, of course, you are signed on for not only the movie... but at least two more that you haven't read and you have no idea what they are going to be and all the crossover ones you are going to have to do," he said ahead of the screening of Channel 4's Black Mirror: White Christmas' in UK.

"For me to sign on now to do a superhero movie would mean I would be working until I am 50 as that particular superhero.

"It's a lot of work at one thing which is not necessarily the reason I got into the business which is to do many things.

If you want to spend all day pressing the same key that... seems an odd choice."

The 43-year-old actor, however, is aware that he will have to work hard to get noticed, especially by younger audience.

"Ask anyone under the age of 20 if they have heard of me and they will go 'no, that guy looks like my dad'. It doesn't compute to the generation that most of Hollywood cares about, If your last name's not Hemsworth or you are not in One Direction or you don't wear a cape and tights for a living, you literally have a hard time making an impression," he said.