While in Italy promoting his new film “Inferno,” Tom Hanks couldn’t help but comment on the leaked audio of Donald Trump’s vulgar 2005 conversation with Billy Bush.
“I’m offended as a man. I’m not offended as a husband or a father. I’m offended as a guy,” the 60-year-old actor says of Trump’s “locker room talk” in which he admitted to assaulting women, including Bush’s then-co-host Nancy O’Dell.
“He was at work, man. He wasn’t in a locker room. He was at work. He was showing up to do a thing on camera,” Hanks tells the Associated Press.
“That’s just not right, I’m sorry. It’s not right at work, it’s not right in the locker room,” he says. “It’s wrong, period. The end. That’s all.”
Hanks didn’t hold back when it came to addressing Trump’s experience – or lack thereof.
“It’s kind of like if you have a horrible, painful tooth, and you need a root canal,” he says. “Who are you going to see? A guy who says, ‘Oh, I think I can figure that out, how to do a root canal for you. Lay down.’ Or are you going to see somebody who’s done 6,000 of them. Has a degree on the wall and has a great history and expertise when it comes down to it.”
In his latest film, “Inferno”, Hanks, once again stars as Harvard Symbologist Professor Robert Langdon in an adaptation of Dan Brown’s 2013 novel. This time, Langdon wakes to find himself in an Italian hospital, suffering from amnesia. As he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), the pair find themselves on a race against time to stop a deadly global catastrophe.