Colin Hanks has made some rare comments about his father Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson. Colin’s mother is Tom’s ex-wife, Samantha Lewes.
When TODAY with Hoda and Jenna on Monday, the 44-year-old said the two were amazing grandparents.
“They’re awesome,” began the actor, who has two children, Olivia Jane, 11, and Charlotte Bryant, nine, with wife Samantha Bryant.
Famous family: Colin Hanks joined TODAY with Hoda and Jenna where he explained how his parents, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, are dealing with being grandparents. Hanks shared: “They’re awesome”
Following in Dad’s Footsteps: He also appeared in the eighth part of the HBO miniseries, Band of Brothers (2001) which was created by his father Tom Hanks; seen with Rita and Tom
He joked: “It would be great if they paid attention to the kids’ bedtimes and actually cooked food for the kids to eat… [They give them] a lot of sugar… [It’s] many don’t necessarily pay attention to timing.
“The only thing missing, they need good ugly sweater vests. If they both had those drinks and just a few drinks and complained about the temperature, I think we’d be good.
The father-of-two has morphed for a new Peacock series called A Family Friend, based on the disturbing true story of a young girl named Jan who was twice kidnapped by a charismatic family friend.
Taking his role seriously: The father-of-two has transformed for a new Peacock series called A Friend of the Family
True Story: Colin’s new project is based on the disturbing true story of a young girl named Jan who was twice kidnapped by a charismatic family friend
He’s got a beauty at home: Tom with his stunning actress wife Wilson in 2020
Colin is best known for his work in films such as Orange County, King Kong, The House Bunny and the Jumanji film series. His TV credits include Roswell, Dexter, The Good Guys and The Offer.
He also appeared in the eighth part of the HBO mini-series, Band of Brothers (2001) which was created by his father Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg.
Colin’s father, Tom, appeared in 85 stunning films over his 50-year career. And this week, the 66-year-old actor shared that he thought only four of them were “pretty good,” but the Hollywood heavyweight declined to name them.
Some of his best films have been Big, Sleepless In Seattle, Forrest Gump, Philadelphia, Cast Away, A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood and Elvis. His next film is Pinocchio.
“I’ve done a ton of movies, and four of them are pretty good, I think, and I’m always amazed at how the movies come together. From the flicker of an idea to the flicker of an image at screen, the whole process is a miracle,’ he shared with People.
Author Hanks: “I’ve done a ton of movies, and four of them are pretty good, I think, and I’m always amazed at how the movies come together.” From the flicker of an idea to the flickering image on screen, the whole process is a miracle,’ he shared with People; seen last week in Washington DC
He promoted his new book The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece, which will be released on May 9, 2023. The book includes comics written by Hanks.
He also said his novel was based on the “important lessons” he learned while trying to make it — and stay on top — in Hollywood.
It’s about the movie industry and the making of a “colossal, star-studded, multimillion-dollar superhero action movie and the humble comic book that inspired it,” a shared the official synopsis.
A fan favorite for sure: His 1994 movie Forrest Gump thrilled the crowd
Wartime: Hanks, right, with Tom Sizemore in Saving Private Ryan in 1998
“Each character in the book does something that I experienced while making a movie, as well as discovered a philosophy or learned an important lesson. Even the insane moments are kind of a stunt I made or a mistake I made. survived,’ he shared with the site.
“The source of a film can go back as many years as there is in history. A story revolves around a single moment in someone’s life, and then all the anecdotes of the current day magnify that moment “, explained Hanks.
“Nobody knows how a movie is made – even if everyone thinks they do,” he added.
A Sweet: He also played Mr. Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood in 2019
New: Hanks plays the role of Geppetto with an animated Pinocchio; the movie is out this month
The Reading: The book is called The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece and will be released on May 9, 2023
The making of another major cinematic masterpiece spans decades.
It also examines how American culture has changed since World War II.
One section focuses on 1947 and a soldier father who inspired his five-year-old son.
In the 1970s, the kid wrote a comic strip.
And nowadays, the man tried to turn his comic book into a big-budget superhero movie.