Tom Hanks Wife Rita Wilson quickly jumped into action, shouting “Back the F-K off” and yelling at a crowd of fans after she almost overturned as she was leaving for dinner on Wednesday night in Nobu, New York City.
Hanks looked shocked. “Did you hit my wife?” He asked, looking irritated.
Hanks, 65, came out of the trendy sushi spot with some security guards leading Wilson to their vehicle, and a group quickly surrounded the couple, at which point Rita almost lost her footing.
“Forest Gump” star He made room for his wife by immediately holding his hands so that the autograph seeker could take a few steps back.
Wilson tried to help Hanks stay cool as a bystander approached her vehicle.
“These people are ruthless. Sorry about that, Tom,” the intruder said.
Tom and Rita have been married for 34 years and first met when working together 1981 Sitcom “Bosom Buddies.”
They have two sons, Chet and Truman. Hanks has two children from his first marriage, son Colin and daughter Elizabeth.
Social media users praised Hanks for his actions.
“Fully justified,” Wrote a Twitter user In part.
The number of Hanks’ devoted fans came to his defense after he started airing an online video last week about the actor “shaking hands” on a panel for the upcoming “Elvis” biopic.
Hanks, 65, played Colonel Tom Parker, Presley’s manager The film is directed by Baz LuhrmannIt was filmed in the Gold Coast city about 40 miles south of Brisbane.
Hanks discussed his happiness Filming in QueenslandBut the comments centered around his difficulty in holding the microphone as he passed the device between his hands.
But Hanks supporters quickly suppressed online speculation about his health and took to Twitter in support of the entertainer.
“He’s one of the best actors still left,” Wrote a Twitter user. “His health is his business.”
Another user also expressed similar feelings.
“Speculation about Tom’s health is cruel,” he said The person wrote. “Tom has a loving wife & family so they can relax him due to fatigue or other issues.”
One social media user commented that the situation was “tragic”, while another boasted that Hanks had given fans “great movies of the past”.
Hanks did not disclose any medical conditions.
After Hanks and Wilson landed in Australia in March 2020 for filming a biopic COVID-19 was diagnosedIt stopped filming.
Hanks said he and Wilson were tired with colds, aches and mild fevers.
“To play things right the way the world needs them right now, we’ve been tested for coronavirus and found to be positive,” he said, adding that “as long as public health and safety are needed they will be left alone.”
The global pandemic followed and production resumed for months after resuming in September. Filming was finally completed in March 2021.
However, Hanks was not without additional health struggles and went public with a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes in an interview on “The David Letterman Show” in 2013.
“I went to the doctor, and he said, ‘Do you know the high blood sugar levels you’ve been dealing with since you’ ’36?'” Hanks said, “‘Well, you’re graduated! You’ve got type 2 diabetes, young man. ‘”
He later called himself a “total idiot” for not following his doctor’s medical advice to deal with the problem and take care of his health.
“I’m part of the lazy American generation that dances blindly at parties and now suffers from a disease,” he told the Radio Times.
“I’m overweight. You ‘ve seen me in the movies, you know how I’re. I’m a total idiot. I thought I could have avoided it by removing the buns from my cheeseburgers.”
Hanks recently admitted that he would not have taken the Oscar-winning role if he had been offered the role of Andrew Beckett in “Philadelphia” today. He co-starred with Denzel Washington in 1993 as a gay lawyer battling AIDS and workplace discrimination.
“Can a straight man do the work I did in Philadelphia now? No, and exactly so,” Hanks told The New York Times Magazine.
The whole point of ‘Philadelphia’ is, ‘Do not be afraid.’ I’m pretending to be gay is one reason people are not afraid of that film.We are beyond that now and I do not think people will accept the absurdity of playing gay.
“It’s not a crime, it’s not a boohoo. Someone will say that we’re going to demand more film in the modern standard. Does that sound like I’m teaching? I do not mean it.”