by Simona Marchetti
happened last June 4th in Gold Coast, near Brisbane, where director Baz Luhrmann organized the presentation of the biopic
When he took the stage for the presentation of his latest film, Elvis, in which he plays Elvis Presley’s manager, he looked like the Tom Hanks of all time: gray suit, white shirt with no tie and baggy clothes. But it was the 65-year-old actor’s right hand that caught the eye with uncontrolled tremors that even made it difficult to hold the mic, at one point he had to use both hands to be able to hold it at all times still.
The episode took place on June 4th in the Gold Coast, a town 50 miles from Brisbane, where director Baz Luhrmann organized the Australian premiere of the biopic (due for a June 22nd release in Italy). There’s no better place on earth to shoot a film than here on the Gold Coast. I’ve shot in Morocco, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle and Berlin but nobody has what the Gold Coast has. What is it? Two words: Dan Murphy, Hanks tells the audience, referring to Dan Murphy’s liquor chain.
As can be seen in the video published by the Daily Mail, the Hollywood star has his left hand in his trouser pocket when speaking and with his right he is holding the microphone, which vibrates noticeably due to the shaking and when it gets even stronger, he does tries to control it, first helping itself with the left hand and then trying to switch hands.
In reality, the audience doesn’t seem to notice anything, also because the actor, as a seasoned showman, uses the compliments to the location and the locals as a dialectic distraction and conquers an avalanche of applause. It’s unknown what might depend on the condition of Hanks, who in 2020, having just arrived in Australia to film the biopic, had contracted Covid with his wife Rita Wilson and then told the couple about the ordeal with the disease on social media.
June 15, 2022 (change June 15, 2022 | 20:00)
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