I was in New York City and going down an elevator when the elevator stopped, and Jay-Z got on. This was a long time ago. It was pre-Beyoncé. And definitely pre-Mad Men. It’s weird, because he’s a big dude, too. He’s a fairly tall guy, and it’s kind of like, “Hey, wow, I know you.” And I think I was probably super nervous and nerdy and said something like, “I’m a big fan of your work.” And he was very polite. And then we rode the elevator down the rest of the way, and then he got out and walked to the curb and got in a powder blue Bentley. And I walked to the corner and got on the subway.
— “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm talking to A.V. Club about the first time he met Jay-Z