At the end of an interview with Movie Fone, Mad Men’s Jon Hamm arbitrarily started talking about his love for HBO’s Game of Thrones:
“So that kind of flavor will sometimes introduce you to something that you wouldn’t normally watch. Like I’m a big ‘Game of Thrones’ guy.
I really would not have kind of picked that out of a bucket, but it’s on HBO and it was on after something and I was like, “Oh, let’s give this a shot.” And ‘Louie’ led me into… is it ‘Wilfred’?
‘Wilfred.’ I always keep wanting to say ‘Wilber,’ but that’s not right. So, there you go. That’s a great thing. As to your question, I’m as well known as I think I need to be — that’s a double-edged sword.
[Warning: ‘Game of Throne’ spoilers]
So, ‘Game of Thrones’ … what was your reaction to Ned Stark’s beheading?
It was amazing! Alan Taylor directed that episode and he directed the pilot of ‘Mad Men.’ And I sent him an email and I was like, “Oh my God, that was the coolest thing I’ve ever seen on TV!” You were expecting at the last minute the girl… or the guy will shoot an arrow, or the bird will swoop down or the wolf or something to come in there to save the day. But it didn’t! It was [in a high pitched voice] amazing! And I hadn’t read the books so I had no idea.
I wonder if he’s starting to read the novels?! If not he’ll have to wait until Spring of 2012 for the premiere of Game of Thrones season 2 on HBO.