- 15 Jun 18
The Mad-Men star discusses his rip-roaring new comedy, in which a group of adults meet up to continue playing the kids game they've been playing since childhood.
For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag, which they've been playing since the first grade. They risk their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry: 'You're it!' This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target.
But he knows they're coming - and he's ready. Based on a true story, Tag stars Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Jake Johnson, Hannibal Burress and Ed Helms. Meeting Jon Hamm in a bar in Atlanta, Georgia during filming, the 47-year-old actor is having a blast improvising with Helms and Burress. Watching him in his element, it would be easy to forget how long he struggled to get his big break.
In the mid-'90s, Hamm scraped by on blink-and-you'll-miss-it appearances in shows like Gilmore Girls, Ally McBeal, Providence and Related, before getting his first film roles in Space Cowboys and Kissing Jessica Stein, an indie comedy written by his then-wife Jennifer Westfeldt. But in 2007, that all changed when he took the role as mysterious advertising executive Don Draper in the highly acclaimed drama Mad Men, a part he played for eight years.