Oscar-winning icon Tom Hanks warmed hearts as he appeared on BBC’s The One Show sofa to chat about his new film. The American film legend was joined by Austin Butler his co-star in the new Baz Luhrmann film Elvis.
Ahead of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations the Forrest Gump. Philadelphia, Cast Away and Saving Private Ryan star regaled hosts Emma Willis and Jermaine Jenas with his charming story about the time he had dinner seated next to Her Majesty the Queen and discovered her drink of choice.
He told Emma and Jermaine that they had a ‘nice chit chat’ with subjects including how often she really has time off. But then the 65-year-old actor was thrown by a white-gloved hand placing a clear drink between himself and the Queen.
“I saw a white-gloved hand just put between me and her royal majesty a glass of water. But it wasn’t in a water glass. It was a clear liquid,” he recalled.
And he continued: “So I dared to ask the Queen ‘what is your majesty’s cocktail of choice?’ and she said ‘oh martini.’ She’s had a wonderful reign so maybe if I want to polish up my game I’ll start drinking martinis.”
As he chatted worried fans commented that the Splash and Big star appears to have lost weight. @McCallum_121 tweeted: “Watching the @BBCTheOneShow thinking @tomhanks had lost lots of weight. #TomHanks #TheOneShow.”
@cb_038 observed: “Hanks has lost quite a bit of weight, is he making Cast Away 2?” @diddlywiddly asked: “Has Tom Hanks become really skinny or have I just forgotten he was always skinny?”
@Ginger_Ninja27 wondered: “Is Tom Hanks in training for a role?” while @SallyPrice4 said: “Tom Hanks is very beautiful.” And @EGadah said he “looks good.”
There was an outpouring of appreciation for Tom with @dettmer93 saying: “Tom Hanks is just the nicest guy in showbiz.” @Tommy_1972 said: “Tom Hanks is a diamond.” And host Emma said she wished the show was “two hours long.”
Elvis is a 2022 biographical musical film about the legendary musician and actor Elvis Presley, played by Austin Butler, and as his complex relationship with his manager Colonel Tom Parker, played by Tom. The film chronicles the life and career of the King of Rock and Roll from his early days to becoming a pop star and movie star.