'Magic City's' Jeffrey Dean Morgan on Jon Hamm comparisons and being our most-crushworthy TV dad
We chatted up Morgan Tuesday (March 20) at the premiere of his new Starz series, "Magic City."
"I only wish that the crushworthiness would be for more than just dad-dom," remarks the admittedly hot actor, who plays mobster Ike Evans in the new series, which premieres April 6 and has already been picked up for a second season.
We asked Morgan what it was like playing a gangster in the '50s, and what he learned through his character about the era when organized crime proliferated in Miami.
"The cars are cool," says Morgan. "I've [also] never dressed better in my life. It was a classy time. I always have memories of the '50s and I think of The Rat Pack. To step into those shoes is pretty great. It was sexy and glamorous. There was nothing sloppy about it."
As for comparisons to his supposed "Mad Men" doppelganger, Don Draper, Morgan sees few parallels.
"I think Jon Hamm is freaking awesome," says Morgan, "but the only similarities we have is we're both in the [same era] and wear the same skinny ties. That said, I can only hope we have same success as 'Mad Men.'"