Tom Hanks and the other actor in his most recent picture had a long and interesting history together.
A Man Called Otto, which will have a wide release on January 13 and is based on Fredrik Backman’s 2012 book A Man Called Ove, stars Truman Hanks, who is 27 years old and portrays a younger version of his dad’s grumpy role in the film.
Tom revealed to PEOPLE what it was like to work with his son, whom he shares with his wife Rita Wilson, during a question and answer session after the screening of the film on Monday night.
Tom said, “Without a shadow of a doubt, it’s extraordinary because, you know, I changed his diapers.” “But you can move on from it right immediately because you have to show up, you have to hit the marks, you have to do it on time, and you have to be right there,” she said.
In continuation of Truman, he said, “Both he and I are aware of the requirements needed to do it. When we’re talking about the full thing, things take on a little different tone. He was chosen for the role for a very particular purpose. We are similar in appearance, he is not an unknown person, he is aware of the pressure that is being put on him, and he has no choice but to comply.”
Tom, who is 66 years old, discussed the difficulties of becoming an actor as well as his feelings of insecurity over his performance.
In an interview with PEOPLE, he said, “The thing that we both know is… you don’t know whether you did a good job.” “You have no choice but to hold out for that really surrealistic moment when you see the movie and realize, ‘There it is.’ It will go on in perpetuity. Even so, I really doubt that you have any notion as to whether or not it is successful.”
When asked by PEOPLE about what it was like to work with his father, Truman responded with a joke about how he and his siblings had perfected the skill of emulating the celebrity. In addition, Tom is the father of Colin Hanks, 45, and Elizabeth Hanks, 40, who he shares with his late ex-wife Samantha Lewes. Chet Hanks, 32, is a child he has with Wilson.
“People often tell me that my impression of him sounds nothing like him when I try to do it in front of them. But I feel obligated to share with you how I understand him to be saying things. While everyone else hears “Houston, we have a problem,” all I can think of is this cranky old guy who is furious with the DVD player “stated Truman.