Over 20 years in the past, Tom Hanks pulled off one of many boldest methods an actor can do: He did a film the place he spent most of it alone. (He additionally misplaced 50 kilos, which is spectacular, too.) The film was Solid Away, during which he performed a person stranded on a distant island after a aircraft crash. His character spends 4 years by himself earlier than being rescued. However Hanks wasn’t solely alone: His character makes “mates” with a volleyball he names “Wilson” (as a result of it’s a Wilson-brand volleyball, after all). And now, some 22 years later, the 2 have lastly reunited.
As per Leisure Weekly, Hanks attended the opening recreation for the Cleveland Guardians. The Oscar-winning actor and future Elvis co-star threw out the primary pitch, however he wasn’t alone on the mound: He introduced Wilson together with him.
Alas, Wilson wasn’t solely cooperative. The ball stored blowing away from the mound, forcing Hanks to repeatedly delay his throw so he may rescue him.
This isn’t the primary time Hanks reunited along with his sporting items pal. In 2015, the 2 appeared collectively at a Rangers recreation at Madison Sq. Backyard.
In Solid Away, which reunited Hanks along with his Forrest Gump director Robert Zemeckis (the 2 are again at it with the forthcoming Pinocchio), the actor’s more and more determined character retains his sanity by speaking to Wilson, which contains a blood stain faintly resembling a human face. The movie’s emotional peak [SPOILER] comes when Wilson is misplaced at sea, prompting Hanks to scream his title in agony.
Solid Away at the moment streams on Amazon Prime.