Tom Hanks is one of the most beloved actors around — and one who always commits to whatever role he’s playing. His transformation into the beloved, cardigan-wearing Mr. Rogers in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” which hits theaters on Nov. 22, 2019, now the other transformation arrived!
The reveal came during an interview on The Graham Norton Show. Tom Hanks mentioned that he was in Australia to shoot the upcoming Elvis biopic. And then, looking like he instantly regretted mentioning the fact, the celebrated actor offered to show how he changed up his appearance in order to better fit the part of Elvis’ manager.
“I am working on Baz Luhrmann’s movie about Elvis Presley,” Hanks said, setting the scene. “Austin Butler’s playing Elvis Presley.”
Tom Hanks, who’s playing Elvis’ manager Colonel Tom Parker in the appropriately-named Elvis, then stood up to take off his baseball cap. “Let me show you the horrible haircut I have to have in order to portray Colonel Tom Parker,” he continued, before revealing his hair.
“Can you see that? Look at that thing!” he joked to the camera, adding that his bald head is “scaring the children”. “What I really want to do is just have a little tuft of hair right here and then a big beard and then everybody will think I’m Graham Norton,” he added.
As well as Netflix‘s Western drama News of the World, Hanks recently appeared in the Borat sequel, but unlike much of the movie’s cast, he was in on the joke.
Explaining how the cameo came about, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm‘sdirector Jason Woliner recently said that it all started when someone pitched the idea of Sacha Baron Cohen’s character infecting Hanks with coronavirus.
“We weren’t going to try to hoodwink Tom Hanks, obviously – America’s favorite person! So Sacha just emailed him and asked him if he was up for it,” Woliner revealed. “And he said yes. That was actually the very last thing we shot.”