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Hamm's heartfelt goodbye to Mad Men

Jon Hamm and January Jones have opened up on saying goodbye to Mad Men.

Despite his aversion to farewells Jon is gearing up for the end of Mad Men, the multi award-winning show that launched his career as the suave Don Draper.

The curtain will come down on the TV series, based around a New York advertising firm in the 60s, next month and Jon reveals it's been tough.

"There's a difficult process in saying goodbye to anything," Jon told People magazine. "Especially something that's been so meaningful, or so lengthy, or so important."

After eight years on air show creator Matthew Weiner confesses the mood felt as though the cast and crew were all graduating.

To help with the end of term feeling January Jones, who plays Don's ex-wife Betty, recalls 4am gatherings with co-stars in the spot between their trailers they called "base camp".

"We had a big party and toilet-papered Matt Weiner's Tesla. We destroyed it! Even people who didn't have to work that day would come in and hang out there and play games," January giggled.

"Everyone wanted to be there for the end," added Jon.

Now that the end is imminent January, 37, is looking forward to taking on more projects that her three-year-old son Xander can enjoy.

She previously starred in X-Men: First Class and now wants to feature in movies that will impress the tot.

"He's never watched Mad Men, obviously. I kind of wish he thought I was cooler," she smiled.

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