'Whether it's Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian, being an f***ing idiot is a valuable commodity': Mad Men's Jon Hamm hits out at the cult of celebrity
23:56 GMT, 9 March 2012
Mad Men's Jon Hamm has hit out at the cult of celebrity that has made “idiots” like Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian into millionaires.
'Whether it's Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated,' he told April's Elle UK magazine. 'Being a f***ing idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you're rewarded significantly.'
The Golden Globe winning actor says the success of reality TV stars 'doesn't make any sense' to him.
Dapper: The actor, pictured in L.A. today says he doesn't consider himself handsome
He added that he also didn't understand why blonde, skinny women have become the epitome of beauty by modern society, saying curvy women like his Mad Men co-star Christina Hendricks are more beautiful.
On his own looks, he confesses he doesn't know why he has so many female admirers. 'I don't even consider myself handsome,' he said. 'When I look in the mirror I see my goofy-assed self from when I was a kid.'
'Idiots': Hamm doesn't understand why reality TV stars like Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian are rewarded for their lack of talent
The 40-year-old also said he won't get sucked into the Hollywood cult of eternal youth as spending hours having his hair done is 'not my game'.
His comments come as the new series of successful TV show Mad Men, in which he plays womanising advertising exec Don Draper, is due to air.
The fifth series follows on from his character's shock proposal to his secretary Megan at the end of series four.
Happy as they are: The actor said he has no plans to marry long-term girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt
But Hamm told the magazine he has no intentions of tying the knot in real life.
He has been with girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt for 15 years and says they don't need to get married to prove their commitment to one another.
'Having a piece of paper serves to remind you of your commitment, but we do a pretty good job of reminding each other,' he said.
Beautiful: Hamm thinks the curvy figure of his co-star Christina Hendricks, right, is more attractive than a skinny blonde's
Read the full interview with Jon Hamm in Elle UK magazine