He quickly changed his tune.
“It’s hard,” he vented. “It’s hard to be single after being together for a long time. It’s really hard. It sucks.”
While the “Mad Men” star didn’t delve too deeply into the cause of the breakup, he did reveal that his own issues could possibly get in the way of a happy union if he doesn’t keep himself in check.
“I may be a narcissist in the way that most actors are, but I think it’s not to the detriment of those in my life. I try to be a good friend, a good partner, and all that stuff,” he said. “I’m not perfect, and it hurts when you hurt other people. But the hope is to find the right balance so you can care about your own stuff enough to live your life and do your job well while also not being a monster.”
The actor, who checked into rehab for alcohol abuse in February 2015, admits narcissism isn’t his only struggle.
“Medical attention is medical attention whether it’s for your elbow or for your teeth or for your brain, and it’s important. We live in a world where to admit anything negative about yourself is seen as a weakness, when it’s actually a strength,” Hamm said. “It’s not a weak move to say, ‘I need help.’ In the long run it’s way better, because you have to fix it.”
“I’m certainly damaged — there’s no denying it,” he added. “If you look at the history of my life, it’s not great. When your mom dies when you’re 9, and your dad dies when you’re 20, and then you live on couches in other people’s basements … I mean, there’s certainly a version of that person who does not come out of it as successfully as I have.”
As far as finding his next love, don’t expect Hamm to slide into your DMs anytime soon.
“The point of life is not to put dog ears on yourself and post it online for everyone to see,” he scoffed of social media. “It’s fun, it’s adorable, but it’s the visual equivalent of masturbating — there’s no point other than immediate gratification.”