Mad Men
Jon Hamm plays Don Draper in Mad MenAMC

Mad Men star Jon Hamm, who plays Don Draper on the popular drama series, recently spoke about the challenges that came with playing the intense character and revealed that he would not want to do it again.

"Don Draper has been incredibly fulfilling to me as an actor, as an artist," Hamm told Variety. "But to do it again and again doesn't appeal to me."

Hamm explained that while he has loved working on the show, it hasn't been smooth sailing for him as he usually gets stereotyped by the character that has made him a household name.

Mentioning how he was offered similar roles, he said, "They were a guy in a hat, a guy with a cigarette, a guy in a suit, a hard-boiled detective - dark, brooding, alcoholic womanizers. I do that eight months out of the year. That's not all I can do."

Hamm also said that playing Don Draper "does not come without its own difficulties".

"It's not fun to live in this guy's headspace year after year. And [showrunner] Matt [Weiner] will tell you, the darkness in Don has not abated, it's gotten worse year after year. It's relentless. And it can be hard on you as a person. I love coming to work; I love the people I work with. But it's been rough," the actor stated.

Mad Men is currently airing its seventh and final season with the next episode set to air this Sunday, 12 April on AMC.