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‘Mad Men’ Star Jon Hamm: Not Sexy Enough to Be Don Draper? (Video)

That was on AMC exec's worry, "Mad Men" creator Matt Weiner reveals, during the cast's May 14 appearance on James Lipton's "Inside the Actors Studio"

"Mad Men" star Jon Hamm had to audition seven times to nab the career-making role of suave adman Don Draper, because a network executive worried he wasn't "sexy enough," series creator Matt Weiner reveals during the May 14 episode of Bravo's "Inside the Actors Studio."

Seven "Mad Men" cast members — Jon Hamm, January Jones, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Jared Harris and Kiernan Shipka — plus Weiner sat down for a chat with "Actors Studio" host James Lipton, who shared a few tidbits from the upcoming episode in his blog at Bravotv.com.

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Lipton, who says he happily watched every episode of the Emmy-winning AMC drama in preparation for the cast interview, says, for instance, that Kartheiser says he and his character, Pete Campbell, are creepy.

Meanwhile, 12-year-old scene stealer Shipka, who plays Don's daughter Sally, waited in a dressing room with her mom while the cast discussed with Lipton the show's more risqué topics, and when she did finally join her castmates on stage — at midnight — she wowed the audience with a performance of her ballet skills, Lipton shares.

Check out a preview of the episode, in which Lipton — speaking of creepy — reveals he counted how many women Don Draper has slept with on "Mad Men":