Tom Hanks is not 'corrupted' by fame

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 October 2016
Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks has not been "corrupted" by fame and is "unegotistical" despite his almost four-decade spanning career at the helm of the film industry, according to actress Felicity Jones

Tom Hanks has not been "corrupted" by fame, according to actress Felicity Jones.

The 60-year-old actor - who has returned to his role as Robert Langdon in the movie 'Inferno' alongside the 32 year old star - has been described as an "unegotistical" man by his co-star.

Speaking to The Telegraph Online about Hanks - who was awarded the Best Actor award for his performance as Richard Phillips in 'Captain Phillips' at the San Diego Film Critics Society in 2013, as well as a multitude of other gongs - Jones said: "I felt totally embraced by him.

"He is so unegotistical - he hasn't been in any way corrupted by fame."

And the 'The Theory of Everything' star has revealed she has always been a big fan of the 'Castaway' actor, and prior to working alongside Hanks she watched "lots" of the films he has starred in during his four-decade spanning career at the helm of the film industry.

Speaking about what she did prior to meeting Hanks, she said: "I did watch lots of his films again - I love 'Sleepless in Seattle.'"

Meanwhile, the brunette beauty has admitted she is "quite fortunate" because she is still able to remain in the public eye without attracting too much attention from fans.

Jones - who made her acting debut at the age of 12 when she starred in the TV movie 'The Treasure Seekers' alongside Keria Knightley - explained: "I am quite fortunate, because I can still be quite incognito. If you go out looking for attention then you'll attract it, but if you're just getting on with your life, particularly in London where everyone is engrossed in what they're doing, you can keep a measure of anonymity."

And Jones has admitted she used to liken the film industry to ballet, although she has since changed her perception.

She explained: "I did think that acting would be much more like being a pop star. Now I'm here, I can't think of anything more different."

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