...By Henry George for TDPel Media.
Tom Hanks has revealed that he has not always acted professionally on a movie set, but stressed that being late is the “cardinal sin” of the movie business.
The 66-year-old actor, known for his nice-guy image, admitted that “not everyone is at their best” all the time during filming.
Hanks made the comments during an interview with the BBC about his upcoming novel, which was inspired by his own screen career.
The book, titled The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece, follows the making of a superhero action movie and its male lead actor who disrupts and delays filming.
Hanks stated that he has exhibited all the poor behaviour portrayed by his lead character at some point in his career.
He added that it can be challenging to maintain a professional demeanor when one’s life is falling apart.
However, he noted that he has never been late to a movie set, which he believes is a cardinal sin in the motion picture business.
Hanks emphasized that monkeying around with the shoot’s timing, length, or budget is unacceptable, and many people try to get away with it, especially those who are carrying the movie on their shoulders.
In the same interview, Hanks declared his support for Idris Elba to be the next James Bond.
He stated that James Bond has a license to kill, and he would issue that license to Elba based on his work.
Hanks is a vocal supporter of Elba and has previously stated that he thinks the actor would make a fantastic James Bond.
Tom Hanks is one of the most beloved actors in Hollywood, and his comments about his own behaviour on movie sets provide a humanizing glimpse into the industry.
His admission that he has not always been professional on set but has never been late is a reminder that even the most talented and respected performers have their flaws.
Hanks’ statement that being late is the “cardinal sin” of the movie business highlights the importance of punctuality and professionalism in the industry.
Hanks’ support for Idris Elba to be the next James Bond is also noteworthy.
The role of James Bond has been played by many actors over the years, and Elba has long been a fan favourite to take over the role.
Hanks’ endorsement of Elba reinforces the idea that the actor has the talent and presence to bring something new and exciting to the iconic character.
Hanks’ interview provides an insightful and entertaining look into the movie industry, and his comments on professionalism and punctuality serve as valuable lessons for those looking to make a career in the field.