Mostly Humble Tom Hanks swears at a fan for Knocking over his wife
Tom Hanks, as “America’s Favorite Nice Guy,” lost his composure on a Wednesday night in New York City when he and his wife, Rita Wilson, were mobbed by admirers.
In the now-viral video, the two actors are seen dodging the crowd of fans wanting to get a photo with the “Greyhound” star, and at one point, Wilson is knocked off-balance by one of the fans. Wilson regain her balance and yelled “Stop it!”
Tom hanks screamed at the crowds, “Back the f— off!” as Wilson snuck away and hid in a car that had been waiting for the pair. “Knocking over my wife?”
Fans of the movie legend halted in their tracks to gaze at Hanks, who then walked away and joined Wilson, who had also been shocked by the outburst. The words “Sorry about that, Tom” could be heard when Tom Hanks entered the car.
Twitter users were shocked by how swiftly national treasure and one of Hollywood’s most popular actors Tom Hanks turned off when Wilson was jostled.
“You know how bad you have to mess up to make Tom Hanks cuss at you?” twitter user wrote
This week, Hanks also made waves for his honest comments about working with Denzel Washington in “Philadelphia” in an interview with The New York Times. He said that if the 1993 film were remade today, a straight actor like himself would not be cast as a homosexual guy suffering with HIV/AIDS, and “rightly so.”
“One of the reasons people weren’t afraid of that movie is that I was playing a gay man,” Hanks mentioned. “We’re beyond that now, and I don’t think people would accept the inauthenticity of a straight guy playing a gay guy.”
Hanks’ latest film, “Elvis,” in which Austin Butler plays the title role, has been the subject of extensive media coverage. The film, directed by Baz Luhrmann, stars Tom Hanks as Elvis Presley’s manager Col. Tom Parker and is set to be released to the public on June 24. (In March of 2020, the veteran actor and Wilson were the first prominent celebrities to test positive for COVID-19.) The actor was in Australia filming “Elvis.”
On Monday’s episode of “Good Morning America,” Hanks spoke lovingly about the day he saw the film with Presley’s family in Memphis, Tenn.
Hanks stated, “Elvis Presley is Memphis.”
“One of the reasons people weren’t afraid of that movie is that I was playing a gay man,” Hanks said. “We’re beyond that now, and I don’t think people would accept the inauthenticity of a straight guy playing a gay guy.”