Long-running BBC series Doctor Who has millions of fans and Tom Hanks is one of them. The actor started watching the show back in the 60s and developed a fascination.
He said: ”We got our first color TV in 1968, and in California that meant all these extra channels nobody watched, filled with trippy Japanese cartoons – and Doctor Who!”
The show became so popular that everyone started talking like the English and even though there were some things that didn’t make much sense, Tom found it intriguing.
”And everyone talked in English accents and there were these big salt and pepper shaker robots and we’d look at each other and say, ‘Can you make any sense out of this?’ But it was intriguing. And that’s the root of my affection,” he added.
” Forrest Gump was a monster. We never, ever felt we were on top of it. We had huge problems with the philosophy of the story, and then we’d be shooting for 27 days straight, spending our days off and on planes so that Forrest could run somewhere,” the actor explained.