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Coming up this evening at 9, "Piers Morgan Live" welcomes one of the most-celebrated actors of the modern era, as Tom Hanks joins the program for an honest and entertaining interview that touches upon everything from his wife Rita Wilson and late friend Nora Ephron, to his early cross-dressing comedy series and current on-stage project.
Set to star in the upcoming play “Lucky Guy,” Hanks' Broadway debut marks his first on-stage performance in more than 30 years:
"The last official play I did was in 1981 in Hayward, California. I was a guest artist for my alma mater, Chabot Junior College," revealed the man who's twice taken home the Academy Award for Best Actor. "We did 'Charlie’s Aunt' which was directed by an old teacher of mine named Herb Kennedy and I think we sold out 1,500 seats every night for a few weeks."
Despite having starred in such classic films as "Big," "Philadelphia," "Forrest Gump," and "Sleepless in Seattle," the 56-year-old silver screen legend admits that there are certain anxieties that come when taking a step out of one's comfort zone:
"I would say nervousness is not nearly the term – what do you call it when you wake up at 5 o’clock in the morning with your eyes wide open thinking, 'do I have the lines in scene 110 down the way I like them to be? When Laura comes out on the bed, am I supposed to come...?' That’s where the nerves hit me about 5 o’clock in the morning."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, then tune in at 9 for Piers Morgan's sit-down interview with an actor considered to be the highest-grossing box office star of all-time.
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