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'Mad Men' actor Ben Feldman: 'I thought Jon Hamm hated me'

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Mad Men star Ben Feldman has revealed that he relished filming his character Michael Ginsberg's clashes with Don Draper (Jon Hamm).

The AMC series' fifth season saw junior copywriter Ginsberg openly chastise Don Draper over Draper's perceived lack of passion for his work.

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In an interview with The Huffington Post, Feldman joked that he initially got the feeling that the tension carried over onto the Mad Men set.

"When [Hamm is] in character, he's in character, and there were moments where I was wondering, 'Wait, does Jon kind of hate me?'" Feldman recalled.

He continued: "They're sort of one and the same when you're on set shooting. But Jon's a great actor, really intelligent. He directed my first episode, so I felt a little more comfortable by the time we did any acting together.

"He was a part of my first time on the show, and I was a part of his first time directing. It was definitely scary."

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Feldman also discussed where Ginsberg fits into Mad Men season six now that his superior Peggy (Elisabeth Moss) has left Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.

"I'm torn, because if I were to come back next season, I should say, it would be beneficial for me to have another copywriter in the office," he explained.

"I'm a huge Lizzie Moss fan. She's an incredible character on the show. Whatever keeps her on the show in the greatest capacity would keep me happiest I think as a fan. Who knows? I don't know anything."

Mad Men recently earned 17 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, tying for the lead with American Horror Story.
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