Last night, Tom Hanks was accompanied by the actress Mariana Treviño to present ‘The worst neighbor in the world’ to ‘El Hormiguero’. The American interpreter shared several anecdotes about some of his most emblematic films, such as ‘Saving Private Ryan’ or ‘Forrest Gump’.
Pablo Motos received Tom Hanks and Mariana Treviño last night at ‘El Hormiguero’. Both open soon ‘The worst neighboor in the world’, remake of the Swedish ‘A man called Ove’ which premiered in 2015 and on this occasion is directed by Marc Forster (‘Comets in the Sky’).
Hanks is one of the best-known faces in Hollywood and his filmography includes some films that have earned a place in the collective cinephile memory and directors of the stature of Steven Spielberg or Robert Zemeckis.
Thus, the actor has had memorable experiences filming with some of the greats and shared some of them on yesterday’s show. In ‘Saving Private Ryan’, the interpreter remembers when visited the Normandy cemetery:
I was not in that scene, but I had spent the whole day walking along that beach, the real one where the Landing took place. Steven Spielberg called me to show me a tombstone. It played J. Miller, I was playing Captain John H. Miller at the time. I mean, there was someone with that name who was buried right where we were shooting. It was very exciting
He also remembered when in ‘Forrest Gump’ they almost didn’t shoot what was later one of the most mythical scenes in the film. Apparently, the studio refused to pay insurance in the event of an accident of what remained to be shot in Monument Valley (the place where Forrest’s career ends), but both Zemeckis and Hanks agreed on the importance of that scene.
We went there, we spent the night, we put a bunch of people on buses, we walked for two hours, we filmed, and we came back. The job was an hour and a half, but the insurance would have probably cost us $2 million.
In the end, director and screenwriter agreed to pay the insurance out of pocket And the rest is history.