"We have to do the work in order to make that a true and authentic experience for the audience," Tom Hanks said.
Tom Hank's latest project, A Man Called Otto was extremely special for the actor as he worked as a co-star with his son Truman Hanks. Truman, 27, plays a younger version of his dad's character in the movie, A Man Called Otto, which saw a wide release on January 13.
During a post-screening interview, Tom opened up about what it was like joining hands with his son as co-stars. He talked about how "special" it was because he had "changed his diapers." He also mentioned how one has to "get past that."
"You gotta show up, and you gotta hit the marks, and you gotta do it on time, and you gotta be right there" he added.
He continued, "I know what that takes, and he does too. It's a little different when it's the whole shebang. He was cast for a very specific reason. We resemble each other, he's not a stranger, and he knows what the pressure is, and he's gotta do it."
The Oscar-winning actor also talked about how the most important thing on set is acting and opened up about the realities of the same. "The thing that we both know is ... you don't know if you did a good job," he told PEOPLE. "All you can do is wait for that very surrealistic moment when you see the movie, and it's like, 'There it is.' It's gonna last forever. Even then, I don't think you have an idea of whether it works or not."
Truman also spoke about what it was like to work with his father who is as legendary as one can get.
"Whenever I do my imitation of him, people are like, 'That's not what he sounds like.' But I have to convey to you the way I hear him. Everyone else hears, 'Houston we have a problem', I hear this grumpy old man who's mad at the DVD player," Truman told Fox News.
In another interview, Tom opened up about his views on nepotism in Hollywood. "This is what we've been doing forever," said Tom. "It's what all of our kids grew up in. We have four kids — they're all very creative, they're all involved in some brand of storytelling," as per Vanity Fair.
"And if we were a plumbing-supply business or if we ran the florist shop down the street, the whole family would be putting in time at some point, even if it was just inventory at the end of the year," the actor added.
"The thing that doesn't change no matter what happens, no matter what your last name is, is whether it works or not," he said, referring to his family's respective projects. "That's the issue anytime any of us go off and try to tell a fresh story, or create something that has a beginning, middle, and end," the star said. "Doesn't matter what our last names are. We have to do the work in order to make that a true and authentic experience for the audience," he added. "And that's a much bigger task than worrying about whether anybody's going to try to scathe us or not," he concluded.
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