Everyone has to love Tom Hanks. He makes time for residents in Pittsburgh.
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Hanks is in town filming “A Man Called Otto” and has been seen out and about in the city.
Rachel Rowland, the photographer said she, bride Grace Gwaltney and her bridesmaids were leaving the Fairmont Pittsburgh on Saturday when Hanks decided to join the party.
“So we were all walking from the hotel to the limo, and out of nowhere, he pops up and just says, ‘My name is Tom Hanks! Can I take a photo with the bride?'” Rowland said. “We all started screaming and were pretty much in shock.”
This isn’t the first wedding party that Hanks has crashed.
“So we were all walking from the hotel to the limo, and out of nowhere, he pops up and just says, ‘My name is Tom Hanks! Can I take a photo with the bride?’” Rowland told the Post-Gazette. “We all started screaming and were pretty much in shock.”
Gwaltney and her bridesmaids hustled out of the limo and posed for photos with the two-time Oscar winner.
“He was just as wonderful and charming as you’d assume,” Rowland said. “His wife, Rita [Wilson], was there and got in some photos, too.”
Then Hanks and Wilson wished them luck and were off.
“And we were all just there with our jaws on the floor.”
The Post Gazette:
‘He made my whole day’
Ashley Glass, a 35-year-old stay-at-home mother, was surprised Thursday when a gaggle of vehicles started pulling up outside her house around 6:30 a.m. It turned out they were with the production of “A Man Called Otto,” which was shooting in Ambridge.
One of Glass’ five children, 2-year-old Charles, was particularly riveted by all the action. He is a big fan of cars and trucks, so he enjoyed watching through a window as they gathered on nearby Merchant Street. He also got a kick out of folks throwing around a football during filming breaks.
Mother and son were watching Hollywood unfold before their eyes when they received a huge surprise: Hanks noticed them, walked over near the house and gave the Glasses a hearty wave.