In the face of a growing nepotism debate on Tom Hanks that appears to be loudening over the Hollywood arena, in a latest interview with a press agency, the 66-year-old American actor and a recipient of numerous accolades, had rejected the Nepotism criticism saying “My kids are in a family business”. Speaking in an interview with the Sun regarding his family which is full of rookie actors and artists including rapper and actor Chet Hanks and Truman Hanks, who also had appeared in a new film of Tom Hanks, “A Man Called Otto,” Hanks was quoted saying that it’s just family business and no space for biasness exists anymore in professional movie-making.
Tom Hanks dismisses Nepotism claims
Meanwhile, speaking in the interview with the Sun, Tom Hanks said, “Look, this is a family business. This is what we’ve been doing forever.
It’s what all of our kids grew up in. If we were a plumbing supply business or if we ran the florist shop down the street, the whole family would be putting in time at some point, even if it was just inventory at the end of the year”.
In tandem, Hanks added, “The thing that doesn’t change no matter what happens, no matter what your last name is, is whether it works or not,” Hanks continued.
“That’s the issue anytime any of us go off and try to tell a fresh story or create something that has a beginning and a middle and an end. Doesn’t matter what our last names are. We have to do the work in order to make that a true and authentic experience for the audience”