43-year old Jon Hamm, star of the hit series Mad Men, thinks he is "old and irrelevant". Not my words, his given to the RadioTimes.com. The actor thinks that in the current media lanscape you need to be either young or have worn a pair of superhero tights to get any attention.
"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."
Having not worn a cape has been Hamm's own choice and one he does not regret.
"The deals that they make you do are so draconian. And, of course, you are signed on for not only the movie that you are signed on for… 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.
"For me to sign on now to do a superhero movie would mean I would be working until I am fifty 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."
Hamm's name has come up quite a few times for roles like Superman and Doctor Strange and he admits he has been in contention for some but he is happy having turned them down.
[Source: Radio Times]