Sam Jones Off Camera – Two new episodes with Ethan Hawke and Jon Hamm
Two great actors and men and two great interviews – check them out on the Off Camera site here
Maybe a good way to enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend? Enjoy!
On Jon – Struggling for years before officially “making it” on Mad Men and subsequently spending each hiatus wondering if the show would be coming back for another season, he’s developed a Draper-worthy sangfroid take on that question. Over the course of his career, he’s seen a lot, learned even more, and has a passionate but clear-eyed grip on the industry to show for it. This is a man who understands the value of his own hard work, and the importance surrounding himself with people as smart and curious as himself. We think he’ll be just fine.
On Ethan – I loved talking with Ethan Hawke, no stranger to creative challenges. As you will learn from our conversation, Ethan is someone who’s tested himself on the highest level in multiple artistic pursuits. He’s taken on Shakespeare, film directing, novel writing, and perhaps his toughest foil – the critics who seem to want to break his spirit by calling him pretentious and over-reaching. Through it all he has maintained a boyish enthusiasm and found the courage to pursue his creative muses. He recently added documentarian to his list of job titles, making a beautiful meditation on creativity with Seymour, An Introduction, about an 87-year-old pianist who may have found the secret to happiness. As for Hawke’s secret, he believes that hard work leads to the greatest personal satisfaction. He says that awards and accolades will fade, but the times when he was seriously tested are the times that remain the most beloved in his memory. The afterglow. That feeling of coming out the other side, ready for whatever life throws at you next. That brief moment when you can bask in the pure and simple pleasure of a job well done.