Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks has revealed he felt offended “as a man” by Donald Trump’s lewd remarks on a 2005 video tape. The US Presidential candidate was secretly recorded on film admitting he had tried to seduce a married woman and making other derogatory comments about women, and Hanks has revealed his contempt for the controversial politician, The Hollywood Reporter said.
During an interview to promote his new movie Inferno, Hanks responded to Trump’s claim that his comments were merely “locker-room” chat, saying: “He was at work, man. He wasn’t in a locker room.
“He was at work. He was showing up to do a thing on camera. Look, I’m offended as a man. I’m not offended as a husband or a father. I’m offended as a guy. That’s just not right, I’m sorry. It’s not right at work, it’s not right in the locker room. It’s wrong, period. The end. That’s all.”
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This comes shortly after Hanks called on voters to ensure that the sort of nightmarish scenario depicted in his new movie does not come to fruition.
Tom Hanks have showered nothing but praises for Indian actors Irrfan Khan and Amitabh Bachchan, both of whom starred in Shoojit Sircar’s Piku.
“For a lot of years, Indian movies for us were Big B running around in his glasses and beating up bad guys or midgets and stuff like that. We didn’t quite understand what was going on. If everyone starts speaking the common language of cinema, it will start representing itself,” Hanks told on Amitabh Bachchan to IANS in an interview.
At a select global media event organised by Sony Pictures Entertainment, Hanks said: “Here’s what I hate about Irrfan Khan… I always think I’m the coolest guy in the room, and everybody’s hanging on to every word I say and everybody’s a little intimidated to be in my presence. And then Irrfan Khan walks into the room. And he’s the coolest guy in the room.”
With inputs from agencies.