Reuters - Video

Edition: US | UK | IN | CN | JP

Entertainment

Tom Hanks' Walt Disney closes London Film Festival

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 01:39

Tom Hanks talks surviving the cold on the red carpet and how he's done with saving. Rollo Ross reports.

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

Cherry blossoms lined the red carpet for the closing night of the London film festival, which also marked the world premiere of "Saving Mr. Banks." This is Tom Hanks' second visit to the festival, as he opened it with "Captain Phillips", although this time he found a way of dealing with the autumnal weather. (SOUNDBITE) Actor Tom Hanks (English) saying: "It's bloody cold here in Leicester Square. I have a spoonful of sugar in this too." And that leads us to "Saving Mr Banks" - the latest Disney film about their very own Walt Disney and his struggles with formidable author P.L. Travers while producing "Mary Poppins." (SOUNDBITE) Actress Emma Thompson (English), saying: "They've got behind something that's about the boss and a boss that's been so iconic and protective for so many years so it's very brave of them actually." Thompson plays the fortified author who seemed to find everything distasteful, so what would she make of the premiere? (SOUNDBITE) Actress Emma Thompson (English), saying: "I think she'd go 'This is ridiculous, ridiculous, but anyway, it's all about me so I'm quite happy really'." The film marks Hanks's second movie with 'Saving' in the title. He also starred in "Saving Private Ryan" back in 1998. So is there any more Saving on the horizon? (SOUNDBITE) Actor Tom Hanks (English) saying: "I think that's about it. I think I'm going to try and save some stamps. I'm going... I'll save... what else can I save? I'll save little animals. And I'll save my pennies and save my pounds." "Saving Mr. Banks" begins its global roll-out from the end of November.

Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code

Tom Hanks' Walt Disney closes London Film Festival

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 01:39