Mad Men star Jon Hamm cracked a smile while sitting on the The Draper Bench at the Time & Life Plaza Monday morning for its unveiling.

The Draper Bench

The bench, inspired by AMC’s Mad Men, is a semi-permanent art installation in honor of the iconic series. The location of the bench is also meaningful, as the Time & Life Building was the home of Sterling Cooper & Partners Advertising Agency in the series. Hamm, who plays creative ad man Don Draper in Mad Men, gladly posed for pictures on the art piece.

Hamm’s Mad Men costars January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks and John Slattery as well as show creator, writer and executive producer Matthew Weiner and AMC president Charlie Collier were also in attendance for the bench’s unveiling.

Having wrapped Mad Men last summer and with the final episodes hitting the air next month, Hamm has admitted it’s been somewhat surreal. Quoting advice from Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston, who had a similar experience, Hamm told GQ, “‘It’s hard, man. It’s hard to let it go. It’ll hit you a couple of different ways at different times.'”

Hamm, looking towards the future of his career, has a lot to consider when it comes to his next move professionally. More than anything, the man who’s starred in Don Draper’s dark world, just wants to do something “cool.”

“Look, the one constant thing I’ve had in my career is now removed. 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?” he told GQ. “I wish I was smug enough to have had a grand plan. I guess some people would say, ‘Okay, the last three years of Mad Men is going to be like this: I want to do a play. I want to do this. I want to do that.’ I was just like, ‘I want to do something that seems cool.'”

Mad Men‘s final seven-episode season will premiere Sunday, April 5 at 10 p.m. EST.


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