Tom Hanks Discusses Walt Disney Movie Role
Hollywood actor Tom Hanks has opened up to E! Online about his latest movie role, which sees him play iconic animation film legend Walt Disney.
Tom admitted to the gossip website that at first he was apprehensive about accepting the role of Walt Disney in the upcoming film Saving Mr. Banks, as he feared he would not be able to do the icon justice.
Saving Mr. Banks, tells the story of how Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers adapted her novel into a classic hit movie.
British actress Emma Thompson is set to play Travers, staring alongside Tom, who explained to E! Online his apprehension about the role, stating:
“I don’t want to p**s anybody off. I want to be accurate, more than anything else. John Lee Hancock is the director, and it’s really the story of Emma Thompson more than it’s about me, so you know, I don’t want to screw up.”
Making sure he is well prepared for the role, Tom also revealed that he has carried out extensive research into Walt Disney, making sure the film legend’s fans and family are not left disappointed.
“I went up to the Disney Family Museum at the Presidio in San Francisco. At first, I just went up to meet Diane Disney, who is Walt’s daughter, and some of the staff up there, but they invited me back up again on a day it was closed.”
“They just opened up all the exhibits for me, and I saw every piece of film and heard every piece of audio. I also have like 39 hours of informal interviews. It’s one thing to see him when he talks on TV but another thing to get him when he’s just having a conversation.”
Article By Victoria Beckett