“When the show came out, the phones started to ring”: The Bear Breakout Star Jeremy Allen White Compares Series With Jon Hamm’s Mad Men, Reveals A24 is Desperate to Sign Him

The Bear Breakout Star Jeremy Allen White Compares Series With Jon Hamm’s Mad Men
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Jeremy Allen White has made a huge name for himself in the Industry thanks to his role in TV Shows like Shameless and The Bear. His performance in The Bear has gained him a vast fanbase. According to reports, the show is also applauded by Dustin Hoffman who expressed his interest in sending a handwritten letter to the 31-year-old actor. Appearing in an interview with GQ, the actor revealed how his life has changed after gaining widespread acclaim in the Hulu series.

The Bear Jeremy Allen White
The Bear protagonist portrayed by Jeremy Allen White

On the other hand, Jeremy Allen White is also set to portray the legendary professional wrestler Kerry Von Erich in the upcoming The Iron Claw. He is going to accompany Zac Efron in the Sean Durkin directorial.

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Jeremy Allen White is high on success after The Bear

Created by Christopher Storer, The Bear focuses on a young chef who comes home to work at his family’s Italian Sandwich shop. The Shameless actor’s performance as Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto is widely acclaimed by both critics as well as audiences.

Jeremy Allen White
Jeremy Allen White gained immense fame after The Bear

Talking about the evolution in his stardom following the series, Jeremy Allen White revealed that he is getting a number of opportunities from everywhere. The Afterschool star has received several phone calls after the first season of the show aired.

“When the show came out, the phones started to ring”

The Bear has also been renewed for a second season after the reception it received. The star even compared the show to Jon Hamm’s Mad Men. According to him, the show played the same role for restaurant kitchens that the Top Gun: Maverick actor’s series played for Madison Avenue. Following that, he also spoke about how he was approached by Kathryn Bigelow for potential projects. Allen White even opened up about A24 and their desperate efforts to rope him in.


“Out of nowhere there were four A24 scripts on my desk”

Besides the Hulu series, the actor is also known for appearing in the Showtime series Shameless for a prolonged period of eleven years. He has repeatedly stated his love and integral connection with the series in various interviews.

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Jeremy Allen White’s upcoming projects

The Iron Claw
Kerry Von Erich whose role is to be played by Jeremy Allen White

Jeremy Allen White’s most upcoming projects include The Iron Claw and Apple’s original sci-fi project titled Fingernails. While The Iron Claw will focus on the life of the Von Erich family, the Apple project boasts of a romantic sci-fi plot featuring Riz Ahmed and Jessie Buckley in the cast.


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Speaking to GQ, the actor revealed how Zac Efron also sent his wishes after he got selected for the role of Kerry Von Erich. The message from Efron read:

“Get training, eat, keep doing what you’re doing, stay hard.”

Additionally, he also revealed his plans to put on around 40 pounds of muscle for the role of the renowned wrestler. The production of The Bear season 2 is also slated to start following these projects. As of now, the release dates of both movies are unannounced.


The Bear can be streamed on Hulu while Mad Men can be streamed on AMC+.

Source: GQ

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