“We were being treated like cattle”: Tom Hanks Nearly Lost His Mind After Being Treated Worse Than a Horse in 4 Oscars Nominated Netflix Film

Tom Hanks absolutely detested his experience working in this film! Claimed he was mistreated

Tom Hanks Nearly Lost His Mind After Being Treated Worse Than a Horse in 4 Oscars Nominated Netflix Film

SUMMARY

  • Tom Hanks played the role of Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd in his first Western-themed movie called News of the World
  • However, the actor claimed that he was treated worse than a horse on the sets
  • Nevertheless, despite this controversy, the film was quite popular among fans
Show More
Featured Video

Hollywood star Tom Hanks is a well-established superstar in the entertainment industry who has starred in various blockbuster hits throughout his four-decade-long career. In 2020, fans got to see Hanks playing the role of Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd in his first Western-themed movie called News of the World.

Advertisement
Tom Hanks and Helena Zengel in News of the World
Tom Hanks and Helena Zengel in News of the World

While the finished product was outstanding, things were a little rough for the actor during the filming process as the actor claimed that he was treated worse than a horse on the sets. In the film, Hanks worked with Helena Zengel on her international film debut. The actor revealed that Zengal, who was 12 years old back then, had no idea who Hanks or Clint Eastwood was.

Also read: Not Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks Claimed $130.5M Film Directed By The Matrix’s Wachowski Sisters “Altered my entire consciousness”

Advertisement

Tom Hanks said he was treated worse than a horse on the sets of 2020’s News of the World

Tom Hanks and Helena Zengel in News of the World
Tom Hanks and Helena Zengel in News of the World

In December 2020, actor Tom Hanks appeared on The Graham Norton Show to talk about his 2020 American Western film News of the World. The actor revealed that the horses on the sets got a better treatment than him,

“We had to do a scene where we cross a river – we did it over and over again and when they said, ‘Let’s do it one more time,’ the wrangler said, ‘Stop, stop, we have to give the horses a break.’ We were soaking wet, freezing, exhausted, and were told to do it again, but the horses got a break! We were being treated like cattle while riding the horses that got better treatment!”

The film was Helena Zengel’s international film debut. The actress, who was 12 years old when she worked in the 2020 movie, had no idea who Hanks was. The Forrest Gump star recalled,

“I think she is too young to have seen any of my films. I would test her every now and again and she would shake her head and say, ‘That means nothing to me.’ I’d say, ‘When I worked with Clint Eastwood…’ and she’d say, ‘Who is Clint Eastwood?'”

The film received positive reviews and was nominated for Best Original Score, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, and Best Sound at the 93rd Academy Awards.

Advertisement

Also read: “I could say a lot worse things about them”: Ricky Gervais Refused To Retaliate After Tom Hanks Called Him ‘Chubby Comedian’ Following Tim Allen Joke

Tom Hanks once said Clint Eastwood treats his actors like horses

Tom Hanks and Clint Eastwood
Tom Hanks and Clint Eastwood

This wasn’t the first time Hanks felt like a horse while he was on a movie set. During his 2016 appearance on The Graham Norton Show, the actor recalled,

“You certainly don’t want one of those Eastwood looks. He treats his actors like horses because when he did the 60s series Rawhide, the director would shout ‘Action!’ and all the horses bolted. So when he’s in charge, he says in a really quiet soft voice, ‘All right, go ahead,’ and instead of shouting ‘Cut!’ he says ‘That’s enough of that.’ It’s intimidating as hell!”

Hanks worked with Eastwood for the first time in 2016’s Sully. Hanks played the role of Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger in the American biographical drama film.

Advertisement

Related: “Everybody was rushing toward me”: Tom Hanks’ Co-star Was Left Traumatized By His Role in Stephen King Adaptation

Avatar

Written by Farhan Asif

Articles Published: 1067

With over 2 years of experience in content writing, Farhan Asif is a seasoned writer at FandomWire where he specializes in bringing the latest news and insights from the world of entertainment and gaming to readers around the world. With over 700 published articles for FandomWire, he has also written more than 750 articles for AnimatedTimes. Apart from this, he has a passion for coding and is pursuing a degree in computer science. During his free time, Farhan loves to play video games and hopes to create a video game of his own one day.