At the beginning of March, the Oscar winner and his wife, Rita Wilson, both 63, tested the virus-positive while in Australia. Since then, after their return, they have made a complete recovery and continue to isolate themselves in Los Angeles. Tom Hanks is now concerned about the number of people who don’t wear masks and not social distancing to limit the continued spread.
“There’s really only three things we can do in order to get to tomorrow: Wear a mask, social distance, wash our hands,” Hanks said at a press conference to promote his upcoming film Greyhound, which will debut on Apple TV+ on July 10.
When explaining the thematic similarities between what the characters in his film endure and what the world is struggling with right now during the pandemic, Hanks made his remarks.
“Those things are so simple, so easy, if anybody cannot find it in themselves to practice those three very basic things – I just think shame on you,” he continued. “Don’t be a p—-, get on with it, do your part. It’s very basic. If you’re driving a car, you don’t go too fast, you use your turn signal and you avoid hitting pedestrians. My Lord, it’s common sense.”
Hanks has also provided an update on how Wilson and he are doing months after their diagnosis.
“Oh, as the canaries in the coal mine for the COVID-19 experience, we are fine,” he stated. “We had about 10 days of very uncomfortable symptoms. Not life-threatening, we’re happy to say. We were isolated in order to keep an eye on ourselves because if our temperatures had spiked if our lungs had filled if any number of things had gone wrong with this, we would have needed expert medical care. We didn’t. I guess we were model recoverers from COVID-19, but we were also isolated so that we would not give it to anybody else that we came in contact with, and since then have been doing the same isolating, social distancing that is being asked of the world so, we are fine.”
Meanwhile, Greyhound is the action-packed film that Hanks wrote, and that stars in as Capt. Ernest Krause — a U.S. Commander of the Navy who is eventually given his first assignment during the war. Krause is in charge of a radio code-named destroyer, “Greyhound.”
Greyhound will be available online via Apple TV on July 10.