By Laura Stampler
March 23, 2015

As AMC’s Mad Men enters its final seven episodes April 5, series star Jon Hamm has been reflecting on how it will be to end his eight-year run as Don Draper.

In the April cover story of GQ, Hamm revealed that Bryan Cranston, who played Walter White in AMC’s Breaking Bad, talked with him about the transition out of a long-term role. “It’s hard, man. It’s hard to let it go. It’ll hit you a couple of different ways at different times,” Cranston told Hamm.

Hamm compared the feeling of leaving the show to graduating from high school. “The whole last season was like senior year in high school,” he said. “‘We’ll stay in touch!’ ‘I’ll text you!’ ‘We’ll see each other all the time!’ And it’s like, Will we really?

[GQ]

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