You don’t have to be rap star Eminem to drop the F-bomb every now and again. When it seamlessly falls from the mouths of refined actors like Tom Hanks though, the shock value speaks volumes.
Hanks was promoting his Cloud Atlas movie on Good Morning America (which airs on ABC, the Disney network) when he got a little too in character while showing off his imitation skills to host Elizabeth Vargas.
Everything was going along innocently enough until the bad word just slipped out. Hanks apologized profusely saying, “I slipped into a brand of acting. I have never done that before! I want to apologize to the kids of America who are watching right now. And let me say, next time I’m on the show there’ll be seven-second delay!”
ABC also issued their own apology to viewers.
“This morning Tom Hanks accidently [sic] used an expletive during a live interview on ‘GMA’ with Elizabeth Vargas,” the network said in a statement to Access Hollywood. “They both immediately apologized on air, and the show was corrected for the all subsequent feeds.”
The Academy Award-winning actor also apologized via Twitter telling his followers, “For GMA, spesh kowtow for Lizzie V for WHAT DID I JUST SAY??? Oops! In character! Sorry! Hanx.”