Hanks surprises the bride-to-be
BANG Showbiz – March 22, 2022 / 07:43 | History: 363574
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Tom Hanks surprised a bride-to-be in a pre-wedding photo shoot.
The ‘Forest Gump’ actor approached Grace Gwaltney and her bridal party as they finished taking photos at the Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel ahead of their nuptials this weekend, and his photograph Rachel Rowland captured the incredible moment in front of the camera.
She wrote on Instagram: I’d love to say a Tom Hanks photo bomb was the best part of yesterday, but honestly, I’d be lying. (No offense to the GOAT).
“Yesterday was filled with joy, laughter, fun, love, family and hugs and I just can’t get enough of Grace and Luke.”
Grace herself was in awe of the unexpected guest, and she admitted the bridal party “started all screaming” when he showed up.
She told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “So we were all walking from the hotel to the limo, and out of nowhere he popped up and just said, ‘My name is Tom Hanks! Can I take a picture with the bride? ?’
“We all started screaming and we were almost in shock…He was just as wonderful and charming as one would expect.
“His wife, Rita [Wilson]was there and took some pics too.
The 65-year-old star was in town filming ‘A Man Called Otto’, which is his first time working in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania since his 2019 Mr. Rogers biopic ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ .
Last week, he also surprised a local mum when production trucks showed up outside his house for an early morning shoot.
Mom-of-five Ashley Glass told the Post-Gazette how Hanks noticed her at the window with her two-year-old son, Charles, and he walked over to say hello.
She added: “I was like, ‘Oh my God, he’s walking here!’
“I rushed over and took my phone. He came over and was talking to us. I was stunned. I didn’t even know what to say.”