Local hero! Jon Hamm shares story of saving the life of the 90-year-old neighbor as he promotes his new film Keeping Up With The Joneses
The real Jon Hamm is far from the coldly selfish Mad Men role that made him a star.
On Sunday, The Hollywood Reporter ran an interview in which he revealed he had once saved the 90-year-old man from bleeding to death. The senior citizen lived next door to the actor in Los Angeles.
'I I heard this ruckus next door and I looked over this wall, and he had fallen off of the ladder and threw his head onto the driveway and was bleeding all the way down the driveway,' said the star.
'I'm thinking: "Cub scouts, what do you do?"': On Sunday, The Hollywood Reporter ran an interview in which Jon Hamm recounted saving a 90-year-old man who lived next door and fell from a ladder
Hamm added: 'I just [jumped] over the thing and I'm thinking: "Cub scouts, what do you do?" I got him untangled from the ladder and all of the tree branches off of him, and I undid his collar and I put some stuff on his head to put pressure on it.'
The 45-year-old continued: 'He didn't speak English so I was having a hard time explaining to him: "Breathe, breathe, breathe." And the ambulance came and took him away. He was fine, thank God, but it was terrifying. I have very good relationships with my neighbors. They like me a lot.'
His story was especially apropos considering he was promoting a neighbor-themed action comedy called Keeping Up With The Joneses.
'It was terrifying': Luckily, the man was 'fine' after the 45-year-old ministered to him 'And the ambulance came and took him away'
He and Gal Gadot star as the titular couple, Tim and Natalie, a pair of secret agents working undercover. Isla Fisher and Zach Galifinakis play their unassuming next-door neighbors Karen and Jeff, who gradually unravel the Joneses' deception.
In the same article, Fisher told a neighbor story of her own, though the elderly man who lives next door to her happens to be Eric Idle.
'Growing up I was just the biggest Monty Python fan,' she gushed, 'and I remember he once sang, "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" and it was just an epic moment in neighbor history!'
On-theme: He and Gal Gadot (left) were promoting their new neighbour comedy Keeping Up With The Joneses; the actors are pictured at the Los Angeles premiere on Saturday, where The Hollywood Reporter interviewed them
Plugging the film, which opens in the US on October 21 and the UK a week later, Hamm noted: 'The good thing about this film is there's really something for everyone.'
He explained: 'It's a family film.You can bring your kids, you can bring your cousins, nieces and nephews. It's not like, "Earmuffs! You can't see that!"'
The Hollywood Reporter had interviewed them on the red carpet when the film celebrated its premiere in Los Angeles on Saturday.
Quartet: The film, which opens in the US on 21 October and the UK a week later, also stars Zach Galifinakis (left) and Isla Fisher (right)
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