Jon Hamm has revealed that Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston offered him advice on coming to terms with the end of Mad Men. Hamm rose to international fame playing creative director Don Draper on AMC's signature drama, which begins airing the final episodes of its seventh season on April 5.

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"It's hard, man. It's hard to let it go. It'll hit you a couple of different ways at different times," Cranston told Hamm. The American actor famously played Walter White on Breaking Bad - one of the most popular TV shows in recent memory.

Hamm, who also has a strong movie career, admitted that he got teary while filming the final episode of Mad Men and compared the feeling of leaving the show to graduating from high school.

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"The whole last season was like senior year in high school," he said. "'We'll stay in touch!' 'I'll text you!' 'We'll see each other all the time!' And it's like, Will we really?"

"The one constant thing I've had in my career is now removed," he told GQ, "And that's an eye-opener: Are people still going to take me seriously? Am I just going to do romantic comedies for the rest of my life? What's next? And I don't know, you know? I wish I was smug enough to have had a grand plan."

Fortunately for Hamm, he has plenty of projects lined up and is currently starring in Netflix's Tina Fey-produced comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and will appear in the streaming service's Wet Hot American Summer. He's also voicing the villain Herb Overkill in the Despicable Me spin-off Minions.

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