Actor Tom Hanks stopped by the B 98.5 FM studio this morning and cut up for a few minutes with Morning Show crewmembers Vikki Locke, Kelly Stevens and Jessica Forkel.
“You are in Julia Roberts country,” Locke noted as Hanks sat down to discuss his new movie, “Larry Crowne,” which co-stars the Smyrna native.
“She brags about it to this day,” Hanks quipped.
In the movie, which Hanks directed and co-wrote, he plays a middle-aged guy who returns to school after losing his job. Roberts plays a professor. The film comes out July 1.
Locke praised the upbeat nature of the movie, given the career and economic straits so many people are in these days.
“We fight the cynicism with ‘Larry Crowne,’” Hanks said. “All of this comes down to a personal battle between you and your day, and how do you make progress?”
Stevens focused on what was really important: the on-screen smooch between the two stars.
“It’s going to win 66 Oscars,” Hanks pledged. “They’re going to actually add categories. We’re going to sweep!”
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