Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson had been the primary movie star couple to publicly announce their optimistic COVID-19 diagnoses firstly of the pandemic earlier this yr, and now the actor is discussing their plans to obtain the vaccine.
Hanks, 64, appeared on the “As we speak” present Monday to debate his upcoming film “Information of the World,” and he additionally touched on his restoration from the novel coronavirus. Followers could keep in mind Hanks and Wilson contracted the virus whereas the actor was filming Baz Luhrmann’s big-budget Elvis Presley biopic in Australia. They quarantined there for 2 weeks in March earlier than returning to their Los Angeles house.
“We’ll be getting it lengthy after everyone who really must get it. However OK, we had it, and it was a tricky 10 days, however I feel what’s way more vital is the second half of the COVID-19 system is we did not give it to anyone,” Hanks informed host Savannah Guthrie.
Hanks confirmed that he and Wilson are nonetheless carrying face masks and lauded the importance of doing so.
“Not simply so we do not catch it however so you do not give it to anyone in case you might be a kind of asymptomatic carriers,” Hanks continued.
Requested if the actor would obtain the coronavirus vaccine publicly, he stated, “Yeah, certain.”
As Christmas Day approaches, Hanks stated his household has “muted” plans for the vacation. He admitted the couple’s tree has but to be adorned however famous that as a result of he hung out in Australia to movie a film position, he nonetheless has procuring left to do.
Again in September, Hanks returned to Australia to proceed filming. It was then that he got here below fireplace for allegedly bypassing the required two-week quarantine. On the time, nonetheless, the actor had been given the OK by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to bypass the quarantine course of, however he ended up doing it from a luxurious resort in Broadbeach.
On the time, Australia’s 7News famous the manufacturing firm had rented out a number of flooring of the resort so forged and crew may isolate in consolation whereas nonetheless observing the federal government’s guidelines.