Jon Hamm is probably the world's coolest, most masculine manly manshake.
It's hard to imagine Don Draper getting star struck (or being intimidated by anyone in the the universe), but there was this one time someone made him go weak in the knees….. Jay-Z!
"I was in New York City and going down an elevator when the elevator stopped, and Jay-Z got on. This was a long time ago. It was pre-Beyoncé. And definitely pre-Mad Men."
We imagined that an elevator carrying that heavy pair would instantly explode in manly-maness. We assumed that at first glance Jay and Jon would become best pals, and instantly start planing world domination… or at least instigate a miraculous free-style.
Howeves, Jon admits he wasn't as smooth as he would have liked to be:
"It’s kind of like, 'Hey, wow, I know you.' And I think I was probably super nervous and nerdy and said something like, 'I’m a big fan of your work.' And he was very polite. And then we rode the elevator down the rest of the way, and then he got out and walked to the curb and got in a powder blue Bentley. And I walked to the corner and got on the subway."
Well, a lot has changed for Jon since then!
Jon, don't give up. We can def see a best friendship with Jay in your future. Just… don't bring up your last meeting!