Tom Hanks has insisted nepo babies must have “the will” to succeed.
The 66-year-old actor is father to sons Chet, 32, and Truman, 27, with wife Rita Wilson as well as Colin, 45, and Elizabeth, 40, from his former marriage to Samantha Lewes, who work all in the field. Entertainment.
And after recently claiming showbiz was “the family business”, he told Entertainment Tonight on Monday that while he was able to get them into the industry, they had to work to make things “stick”.
It comes after posing with her son Truman on the red carpet while plugging in her movie A Man Called Otto. Wife Rita produced and Truman has a role.
Nepo talk: Tom Hanks has insisted that nepo babies must have ‘willpower’ to succeed. Seen with wife Rita and son Truman this week at the premiere of Man Called Otto
He said: “The footwear industry is a family business. The automotive industry is a family business. I think my kids are all like Renaissance artists, you know? [They] are good at whatever they choose to be. But the question here is, can you make it stick?
And then he said that passion, drive, talent and luck were really the necessary ingredients.
‘You have to have a passion, you have to have a reader. And yes, our home has existed in the company town of Los Angeles. Success is a combination of talent, perseverance, drive and luck.
The Cast Away star added that when it was suggested that one of his sons play the younger version of his character in a film, it “made sense”, but the decision was entirely up to the little one.
A family effort: It comes after he posed with his son Truman on the red carpet while plugging in his movie A Man Called Otto. Wife Rita produced and Truman has a role
He told ET, “Now, without a doubt, we’ve had a director who said, ‘Well, why can’t your kid play you at an early age?’ And that would make sense because we look a lot alike,” he noted.
“But the final analysis is that the person has to show up on the day and hit the marks and tell the truth. Only he can make this decision. It was up to him.
On Tuesday, he told Today again that it was not his idea to cast Truman for a role in his new film.
His new film: Hanks seen in A Man Called Otto with Mariana Treviano
‘Truman, who is either burdened or blessed to look like me at the same age as him, and Marc Forster, our fabulous director, just say, “You know what? It’s always so wrong to bring in somebody else and to play you, “because they never look good. Maybe Truman could do that?” he told Savannah Guthrie on TODAY in an interview that aired Jan. 10.
He said he didn’t watch his son in action.
“I only have to worry about what I do as old Otto, but young Otto was there,” he said. ‘But at the same time, I remember carpooling him when he was 7. So, you know, it crosses your mind.
Truman has a credit as a German pilot in his father’s 2020 film News of the World.
His mother is Rita Wilson.
Another son: Tom and Rita are also parents to Chet, 32
Hanks said he was nervous about Truman taking the role, but knew he had to tackle the task at hand alone.
He also talked about being known as Mr Nice Guy.
“I wish I had lived a life where people were really scared of me. But I tried to come in, like, angry. I don’t know, I just make everyone laugh,” he said. added.
He also said he now practices meditation, which he learned from Jerry Seinfeld.
“He says, ‘No, you have to. I’ve been doing it since college,” he said, doing his Seinfeld impression. “He put me with his teacher, and it’s a weird, easy, life-changing thing. And is- what everyone should do? Of course, why not?’