Tom Hanks has some thoughts on the “Nepo Baby” Discourse

Tom Hanks has some thoughts on the “Nepo Baby” Discourse

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Hollywood legend Tom Hanks is a constant, comfortable presence in pop culture for the past 40 years. He has also earned the nickname of “America’s father.” But he is also an author. Actual Father of four.

There’s Actor Colin, Elizabeth (actress and producer), and Samantha Lewes (white boy summer advocate Chet) from Hanks’ first marriage. Truman will be making his acting debut in the same role as his father opposite Hanks. Otto, the Man Who Called Himself a ManHe plays Hanks’ younger character in the movie.

Hanks recently addressed the notion that his children have benefitted from Hollywood nepotism. This was in response to current pop culture obsession with “nepo baby” ideas such as Maya Hawke and Zoe Kravitz. These famous parents are allegedly able to open doors for people who want to succeed in the entertainment business.

Hanks stated, “Look! This is a family company.” This is the way we have been doing it for years. This is what our children grew up with. Our four children are all creative and all of them have a passion for storytelling. If we owned a plumber supply company or ran a florist shop on the same street, everyone would put in some time, even if it was inventory at the end.

He said, “The only thing that does not change, regardless of what happens, and no matter your last name, is whether or not it works.” This is the problem whenever we try to create a new story or a novel with a beginning, middle, and end. No matter our names, it doesn’t really matter. To make it a genuine and authentic experience, we have to put in the effort. This is a far more difficult task than worrying whether anyone’s going try to hurt us.

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Philip Ellis, a journalist and freelance writer from the United Kingdom who covers pop culture and LGBTQ+ topics. His works have appeared in Teen Vogue and Man Repeller, as well as MTV.


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