Jon Hamm Confirms He Almost Starred In Ben Affleck's 'Gone Girl': 'It Was Meant To Be Me'

Jon Hamm Confirms He Almost Starred In Ben Affleck’s ‘Gone Girl’: ‘It Was Meant To Be Me’

One of Ben Affleck’s most infamous roles was as David Fincher Girl gonebut it actually almost went to Jon Hamm.

During Tuesday’s episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy CohenHamm made an appearance with his Mad Men co-star John Slattery. During one of the segments of the show, the actor was answering a question from a fan, who asked if he was originally supposed to play Nick Dunne in the 2014 thriller.

“Yes,” he replied. “I was up to the end. It had to be me, but we had to film Mr. Draper’s continuing adventures.

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Hamm’s confirmation comes after a 2015 report by Page six which he claimed the plaintiff was not allowed to do Girl gone Why Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner would not let him out of his contractual obligations to the series.

Although Hamm didn’t go into detail WWHL regarding what happened, he noted that he would be perfect for the lead role in the film because the lead character is from St. Louis which is where he was born.

“Poor Ben, a boy from Boston, had to wear a cardinals hat,” Affleck joked. “He wasn’t very happy about it.”

THE Argon the actor starred opposite Rosamund Pike in the psychological thriller, which follows a seemingly happy marriage between Nick (Affleck) and Amy (Pike). But everything is turned upside down when Amy goes missing and Nick becomes the prime suspect in her disappearance. Pressure from the police and media quickly erodes the couple’s happy image, leading to questions about who they really are.

Hamm played Don Draper, a talented and mysterious advertising executive at a prestigious New York advertising agency in the 1960s, in the hit drama Mad Men. The show ran from 2007 to 2015.