WATCH: Tom Hanks Drops Cloud Atlas F-Bomb On Good Morning America
Now that's what you call good publicity! Tom Hanks of all people dropped an F-bomb on Good Morning America this morning (video below!), shocking GMA host Elizabeth Vargas and putting the epic, arty Cloud Atlas on the map with those four little letters. Well done!
If I had to wager I'd place Hanks as one of Hollywood's top three most beloved stars, so I'm 99% sure our glorious nation of moralistic, upstanding, non-swearing citizens forgave him on the spot when he subsequently cranked up that Hanks charm and apologized "to the kids of America that are watching this right now." Yes, all of those GMA-watching youngsters, Tom.
To be fair Vargas pressed Hanks into doing his Cloud Atlas Cockney accent, which makes his Cloud Atlas pidgin English accent sound like Shakespeare. Hanks even protested a bit, explaining that his British voice consists pretty much only of foul language. But no matter: LIZ VARGAS WANTED THE VOICE!
If you ask me, Hanks's f***in' slip up was a great happy accident, the perfect stunt for getting the masses interested in the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer's massively ambitious film. "Tom Hanks plays multiple characters? And he swears?? Sign me up, honey!" Etc. etc.