Tom Hanks seen at The Late Show With Stephen Colbert in NYC to promote new film Elvis


Tom Hanks was seen at The Late Show With Stephen Colbert at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City on Thursday, a day after a tense exchange with a fan who knocked over his wife Rita Wilson outside of a Manhattan restaurant.

The Academy Award winner, 65, donned a long-sleeved brown button-up top with black pants and black leather boots with clear-rimmed glasses at the famed Big Apple venue.

In the aforementioned exchange, Hanks and Wilson, 65, were leaving a restaurant when a person bumped into Wilson, almost causing her to lose her balance.

The latest: Tom Hanks, 65, was seen at The Late Show With Stephen Colbert at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City on Thursday

After Wilson was heard yelling, ‘Stop it,’ Hanks was heard saying, ‘Back the f*** off … knocking over my wife?’ before the couple headed to a waiting vehicle.

Hanks has been on the promotional trail for his new film Elvis, in which he plays Colonel Tom Parker. The film, from director Baz Luhrmann, stars Austin Butler in the titular role and Olivia DeJonge as Priscilla Presley.

Hanks earlier this week about why he hasn’t posted any tweets to his Twitter page in more than two years.

‘I stopped posting because, No. 1, I thought it was an empty exercise,’ he told The New York Times Magazine on Monday. ‘I have enough attention on me. But also I’d post something goofy like, “Here’s a pair of shoes I saw in the middle of the street,” and the third comment would be, “F*** you, Hanks.” I don’t know if I want to give that guy the forum.

The Academy Award winner, 65, donned a long-sleeved brown button-up top with black pants and black leather boots with clear-rimmed glasses at the famed Big Apple venue

The Academy Award winner, 65, donned a long-sleeved brown button-up top with black pants and black leather boots with clear-rimmed glasses at the famed Big Apple venue 

Hanks was seen a day after a tense exchange with a fan who knocked over his wife Rita Wilson outside of a Manhattan restaurant

Hanks was seen a day after a tense exchange with a fan who knocked over his wife Rita Wilson outside of a Manhattan restaurant

Hanks was leaving a restaurant with Wilson when a person bumped into Wilson, almost causing her to lose her balance

Hanks was leaving a restaurant with Wilson when a person bumped into Wilson, almost causing her to lose her balance

‘If the third comment is “F*** you, you Obama-loving communist,” it’s like, I don’t need to do that.’

In the interview, Hanks also opened up on straight performers playing LGBTQ characters, saying he would not accept a role in such circumstances in current times after winning an Oscar for his performance of a gay man living with the HIV virus in the 1993 movie Philadelphia.  

‘Let’s address, “Could a straight man do what I did in Philadelphia now?” No, and rightly so,’ said Hanks, who in the film portrayed the role of lawyer Andrew Beckett, a gay man who is fired from his law firm after his bosses discover details about his personal life.

After Wilson was heard yelling, 'Stop it,' Hanks was heard saying, 'Back the f*** off ... knocking over my wife?' before the couple headed to a waiting vehicle

After Wilson was heard yelling, ‘Stop it,’ Hanks was heard saying, ‘Back the f*** off … knocking over my wife?’ before the couple headed to a waiting vehicle 

Hanks has been on the promotional trail for his new film Elvis, in which he plays Colonel Tom Parker

Hanks has been on the promotional trail for his new film Elvis, in which he plays Colonel Tom Parker

The Hollywood veteran was seen chatting with Colbert in the late night appearance

The Hollywood veteran was seen chatting with Colbert in the late night appearance 

He said that ‘the whole point of Philadelphia was don’t be afraid,’ and that ‘one of the reasons people weren’t afraid of that movie is that [he] was playing a gay man.

‘We’re beyond that now, and I don’t think people would accept the inauthenticity of a straight guy playing a gay guy.’

Hanks added, ‘It’s not a crime, it’s not boohoo that someone would say we are going to demand more of a movie in the modern realm of authenticity. Do I sound like I’m preaching? I don’t mean to.’

Hanks, who won back-to-back Oscars in 1994 and 1995 for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performances in Philadelphia and Forrest Gump, said both films were ‘timely movies, at the time, that you might not be able to make now,’ as they ‘would be mocked and picked apart on social media.’

Elvis is slated to hit theaters June 24. 

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