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Tom Hanks opens up about his reputation as a ‘wedding crasher’

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Tom Hanks has discussed his reputation as a “wedding crasher” after being repeatedly photographed with newlywed couples.

In an interview to promote his role in Baz Luhrmanns elvis in the chat show Late Night with Seth Meyersthe 65-year-old actor reflected on having performed at stranger’s weddings three times.

Initially the Forrest Gump Joking that it only served his own ego, Star quipped, “I keep thinking, ‘What would these people want more than anything to remember this magical day of days? Oh, I know: I.’”

The first occurrence was in Rome during filming in 2009 angels and demonsthe continuation of The da Vinci Code. A location shoot at the Pantheon accidentally disrupted a wedding taking place at the same location.

“It’s a consecrated Catholic church,” Hanks recalls. “So we were shooting in front of it and lo and behold they had a wedding booked there while we were shooting stuff with trucks … and this limo pulled up and it was the bride and groom.”

Hanks was photographed navigating the gear as he personally escorted the bride and her father to the altar.

The second incident happened in Pittsburgh when Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson took a day off to film the Mr. Rogers biopic in 2019 A nice day in the neighborhood.

“Rita and I are going for a walk somewhere on our day off and just as we were getting into our car, in the condominium portion of the building, this wedding party walked up to us to get on the biggest cocktail liquor cruise bus I had ever seen,” Hanks explained adding that he was like, “Well, when the bride comes out, I’ll jump out and take a picture…well, she shows up, so yeah, I crashed her wedding photo.” ”

In March of this year, Hanks actually received an invitation to a wedding from strangers while he was in Pennsylvania filming the upcoming shoot A man named Otto.

Fan Krisna Poznik wrote to Hanks to ask if he would officiate their wedding, and the actor agreed. “It was Krisna and her old man, as I like to call him. I had a few words to say, they wrote their vows and it was absolutely beautiful. And it was a great honor.”

When Meyers stated that all three couples are still together, Hanks replied, “There you are. I think there was some fairy dust thrown on the altar there.”

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