Tom Hanks tells Stephen Colbert he made the 'dad face' at son Chet while filming 'Greyhound'
To the rest of the world, AppleTV+'s latest release 'Greyhound' is a Tom Hanks movie. This is the first time Hanks's fans saw him return to the screen after he tested positive for coronavirus along with wife Rita Wilson, so it's been massive. But to the actor, 'Greyhound' is a movie where he got to work with his son Chet and even though this isn't his first time sharing screen space with family, the proud 64-year-old actor couldn't stop gushing about making the dad face when it was time to enact a very serious scene with his son.
The war-drama 'Greyhound' sees the older Hanks as US Navy Cmdr Ernest Krause "assigned to lead an Allied convoy across the Atlantic during World War II. His convoy, however, is pursued by German U-boats. Although this is Krause's first wartime mission, he finds himself embroiled in what would come to be known as the longest, largest, and most complex naval battle in history: The Battle of the Atlantic."
While the film gets pretty intense, Hanks was still able to keep it light when the time to film his son Chet's cameo came. Chet plays a very minor character as the ship's sonar operator in the middle of what looks like a violent sea storm. Keeping track of the Nazi U-boats that circle the ship, the scene between the Navy Commander and his son is just as intense too. But instead of bringing that intensity to himself, when Hanks had to interact with Chet as their characters, he couldn't help but offer a beaming grin that he showcased on comedian Stephen Colbert's at-home talk show in the July 15 episode.
The reason is that Chet is "a bonafide actor, he's really good at it too", Hanks told Colbert. But he also took time to mention that this wasn't the first time he was working with Chet either. Not a lot of people might know, but in Hanks 2011 romcom 'Larry Crowne' where he stars opposite Julia Roberts, both his wife and son have made cameos. "He delivers a pizza to Julia Roberts," Hanks told host Colbert, while also noting how well his son has been doing in the popular TV musical drama 'Empire'. Chet's filmography also includes 2007's 'Bratz: The Movie', 2008's 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull', and 2015's 'Fantastic Four' apart from the romcom.
'Greyhound' premiered this July 10 and is now available for streaming on AppleTV+.