Jon Hamm Has a Thing for Men Named ‘Chris’

Jon Hamm. Photo: Andrew Toth/Patrick McMullan

At the premiere last night of the Will Ferrell–Zach Galifianakis political comedy The Campaign, hosted by the Peggy Siegal Company, we caught up with Jon Hamm and congratulated him on his recent Emmy nomination, then asked if he had much interest in real-life politics. "I'm fairly involved, but I don't like to wear it on my sleeve," he told Vulture. "But I will never run for anything, I can promise you that!" Why not? Skeletons in the closet? At this question, Hamm gestured to Campaign screenwriter Chris Henchy (who's married to Brooke Shields), and confessed all. "My affair with Chris Henchy has not been well-documented over the years, but I think in this day and age, that's probably a good thing," he said. "I don't know. He's a handsome man. He's also married, but so am I." Speaking of same-sex affairs with men named Chris, would Hamm be willing to play Chris O'Dowd's love interest, as O'Dowd once suggested they should after platonically starring together in two films opposite Kristen Wiig? "Well, that's totally going to happen now!" Hamm laughed. "Good to know. It's totally going to happen. I think she's writing it now."