Jon Hamm recalls his mother’s hard battle with Cancer. His film debut was in Space Cowboys an he speaks about how enduring the pain of his own mother losing her battle with the deadly decease was undeniable difficult. He was at the young age of ten when his secretary mother, divorced his father, who ran a family trucking company when he was two years old. At the time she had been diagnosed with this awful sickness he found it hard understanding how much it affected her in a short space of time. Speaking in the new UK issue of GQ magazine, he said:
”I remember watching my father and my grandmother and grandfather completely lose their s**t.
”These people who were usually so composed, so put together, so adult. I just remember thinking, ‘This can’t be good.’
”It was very fast. It was incredibly hard to watch. Life really does a number on you. I watched my mum shrivel up, and at 35. She was this incredibly healthy, beautiful woman and by the time she died she weighed 80lb and looked like she was 70.”
He then had to live with surviving parent, his Dad,who decade later died. He reveals that the tragedy which surrounded him put a huge toll on him.
The 43-year-old actor explained:
”He had been so alive my dad. He had this ability to have a conversation with anyone. He was interested in everyone.
”[Afterwards] he was just so much older, so much sadder. Life was harder.”