Draperâs deal has gained him a place among the top paid leading men on TV, mimicking his extraordinary fictional salary on the show.
The move comes after Lionsgate TV renegotiated Mad Men creator, Matthew Weinerâs contract to include a seventh season, at a cost of $30 million. Hammâs pay scale was upped âin order to avoid any high-stakes negotiations down the road,â? a source told Variety.
Hamm is in line to win a leading actor Emmy for last seasonâs âThe Suitcaseâ episode, which saw the unshakably calm and collected Draper break down and cry like a baby at the news the woman whose husbandâs identity he had stolen; only person to know the entirety of his secret past, had died. Incredibly well received by critics, âThe Suitcaseâ also spawned a thousand internet memes, propelling his fame yet further.
Here are a couple of things that make Don Draper cry: