Diners shocked as Tom Hanks pops into burger joint with wife and pays for everyone's lunch
62-year-old actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson stopped by the fast food joint for a snack and were later spotted taking pictures with fans and paying for everyone's lunch
Tom Hanks has a reputation for being one of the nicest guys in Hollywood and he lived up to expectation during his weekend trip to a Fontana, California In-N-Out burger joint where the 62-year-old actor and his wife, Rita Wilson, stopped for a snack. The couple reportedly payed for everyone's lunch and were spotted taking pictures with fans after their meal.
A number of pictures of the actor and his wife surfaced on social media, most of them were by Instagram user Megan who sat across from the actor and his wife. "Tom Hanks is at In and Out sitting across from us I’m star struck!!," Megan said in the caption of her photo of Hanks and Wilson.
The same user later posted more pictures showing Hanks taking photos with fans, stating, "He is such a nice guy taking pictures with everyone.... He told us Merry Christmas. And I went over and talked to his wife Rita while Tom took pictures with everyone!"
Meanwhile, Hanks has not had any big movie releases in 2018, but all that is going to change for the actor next year. Hanks will return once again to voice Woody in 'Toy Story 4' which hits theaters this coming June. He will also be starring in 'Greyhound', for which he also wrote the script, based on C.S. Forester's novel.
The actor, furthermore, has signed on to star as Geppetto in a new version of 'Pinocchio' and as Fred Rogers in an untitled biopic about the 'Mister Rogers Neighborhood' star. And in the movie's first look, he donned a familiar bright red sweater and had neatly-combed hair — a look reminiscent of beloved TV host Fred Rogers.
Most people would remember Rogers from his early days as the host of long-running children's series, 'Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood' (that ran from 1968 to 2001). During his time on television, the TV personality was not only a loved face but was also known for his acts of kindness and the message of empathy that he expressed through his many shows and appearances.
Hanks' untitled project would, however, concentrate on one particular aspect of Roger's life — which is his unlikely friendship with journalist Tom Junod (starring Emmy winner Matthew Rhys). The film is described as "a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod."
"After a jaded magazine writer is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America's most beloved neighbor." Marielle Heller (of fame The Diary of a Teenage Girl) will be directing the film from a script written by Noah Harpster & Micah Fitzerman-Blue.