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Jon Hamm arrives in Atlanta this week to continue filming Million Dollar Arm after wrapping up the first leg of shooting in India.
The film is based on the true story of J.B. Bernstein, an American sports agent who discovered pro pitchers Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel, through a reality TV series, The Million Dollar Arm, he staged in India.
On Friday, Hamm shot the final Indian scenes for the film in Agra. Producer Mark Ciardi praised the country saying, “It has been a very pleasant stay. The Indian people have been very helpful and our shoot here has been better than we expected it to be.”
Today, Million Dollar Arm began filming at 1266 Brook Forest Dr NE, Atlanta where they spend the next couple of weeks filming.
Hamm stars as sports agent JB Bernstein in Craig Gillespie’s Million Dollar Arm (MDA), some portions of which are being shot in Lucknow.
About working in MDA, the actor says, “It’s been very exciting to play Bernstein. It’s nice to do something like MDA. It has so much heart and it’s quite opposite, in fact polar opposite, to what I do on Mad Men (MM). I’ve been very lucky in my career to have been able to do a lot of different things like this. I’ve been lucky to do Bridesmaid or Saturday Night Live or what have you. I’ve been lucky that people have been open-minded about giving me not just one kind of character because I too am quite picky.”
Hamm quickly adds, “I like to have fun and I don’t enjoy playing the same character over and over again. And it’s kind of good that I am being able to do that.” Telling us more about the transition from Draper to Bernstein, Hamm says, “As soon as we wrap up the shooting of the TV show, it’s very easy to leave Don Draper back on the sets. He’s a pretty tough character to be around for a long period of time, so it’s nice to get away from him for some time and come back home and be with my girlfriend and my dog. As far as Bernstein goes, his character is not very difficult to portray. I am a baseball buff, so kind of knew what had to be done. It’s exciting,” says Jon.
Belying his onscreen image in MM of a philanderer, in real life Hamm has been in a relationship with his girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt, an actor and scriptwriter, for more than a decade now. So, he created quite a stir during the start of his shoot in India, when he was reported to be out on a dinner date with actor Priyanka Chopra in Mumbai. Reacting to the reports in the media, Hamm says with a laugh, “It was a dinner with about 10 other people too. So, it was quite formal. I had never met her before, but she’s a very nice person. It was blown up to be some sort of a date, which wasn’t the case. It turns out the Indian gossip is just as effective as the American gossip. You and I are hanging out together and soon there might be word that we are dating (laughs). Priyanka is a very talented actor and a very warm person. But no, we were not out on a date,” he reiterates.
Thankfully, Hamm’s impression of India isn’t based on what people deduce of his activities here. Excited at being in India, he says, “India is a beautiful country. People here are very warm and hospitable. Indians have been very nice, friendly and welcoming. It has been fun shooting here. I’ve never been to India, it’s my first time here. So, it’s all very new to me. When I got to know that I was going to be part of an Indian movie, I was very excited! Given the constraints of the budget we have for the film, we were very lucky to be able to come to India, and not only Mumbai but Lucknow and Agra as well to shoot.”
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