Tom Hanks tests Tom Holland’s acting! | The Graham Norton Show – BBC

Tom Hanks tests Tom Holland’s acting! | The Graham Norton Show – BBC


You know, it’s one of those jobs where you kinda think, “Oh, how hard can that be.” But they really do put you through it.
Oh, oh dear. I have never begun a recording session without wishing it was already over.
Because understand, Woody is clenched, all the time. He’s clenched. There is something
he’s gotta explain, or, “Come on, guys!” or “No, no, no, no, look out, look out,
look out! This way, this way.” It’s all that, and you can’t move, the microphone
is right there, and you can’t move and you have to be like this. And it’s like…!
And then they save the last thing for you, usually at the end of a very long work day,
is the grunts. Yeah.
And they will show you an animatic of Woody climbing up a bunch of books onto a thing
and say, “OK, could you do grunts of climbing up?” OK, alright. *grunts*
That’s impressive. That is very good.
That is legitimately how Tom was made. Yep.
Same way. And then you have to do the coming down. Dah
do duh gra daa ughblurr. You have to do the come down as well.
You do the come down as well. I think they are gleeful at making you ring
every possible meaning from a line. When you’re in like, as a young actor, ‘repetitions’,
the exercise ‘repetitions’, where you have a very simple cue and a very simple line.
And the cue might be, “Would you like some more coffee?” And the line you have to say
is, “Coffee, you think I want more coffee? Boy do I need more coffee.” So if you would
say, “Coffee, do I want coffee? Boy do I need more coffee.” Ok? And you’re going
to say it every conceivable way you can. Sure.
And all I’m gonna say is… Let’s do this.
“Would you like more coffee?” “Would you like more coffee?” Coffee, coffee, boy
do I need more coffee. Oh! Coffee, coffee, boy do I need more coffee.
Good, thank you. Would you like some more coffee?
Coffee, coffee, boy do I need more coffee. Try it with a little more something to it
because we need – this is a big, important scene. Cus King Kong is out front and he’s
gonna smash the building. OK. Yes Tom Hanks.
Would you like some more coffee? Coffee, coffee, please, Sir, I need some more
coffee. Good, let’s try it again.
Would you like some more coffee? Coffee, coffee, please, Sir, I need some more
coffee. Would you like some more coffee?
Coffee, coffee, please, Sir, come on, I need some more coffee.
Would you like some more coffee? Coffee, please, Tom Hanks, get me some coffee!
And that’s, that’s what it is like. Bravo, by the way, that was absolutely – you know
how to do it. You know how it works. Why did you do that in an American accent?
I don’t know. I can’t act in an English accent anymore.
Yeah. I did a commercial the other day as Tom Holland
and I was like, “Hey guys, how you doin’?” And they’re like, “You’re from Kingston,
by the way.”

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  1. I know he was on the spot, but that wasn't very good. There are so many ways to change the tone and emphasis in that line, and he said it almost the same every time

  2. This is how you can tell that Hanks has had training as an actor while Holland is a child star; Hanks did Meisner in college while Holland is like "I have never done this but acting is in my blood; I'll give it a go"

  3. When Tom Hanks speaks , he really takes over the entire room. You could tell Norton and the other guests wont even dare to interrupt him, they really pay attention and respect him.

  4. Tom Hanks is probably the best actor in American History. I wouldn’t even know where to start with acting in front of him

  5. Woody interacting with Peter Parker? Thank you, whatever Deity is responsible for these two amazing characters interacting.

  6. I live in Kingston and it’s always weird hearing Tom Holland say it outloud. I mean I’m like “WAIT WHAT did he just say Kingston?” And then I remember he grew up like 10 minutes away from me.

  7. Coffee? Coffee… No one offered us coffee up there. We had exactly zero minutes to practice making coffee. There were no cups. We didn't have cream. We just had to make coffee.
    Boy, do I need some coffee.

    How's that?

  8. A Masterclass session with Oscar winner Tom Hanks in less than a minute!! That would cost thousands of dollars, Tom Holland you are lucky

  9. Okay, somebody get Tom a cuppa in a Union Jack mug with two lumps and some crumpets on the side ASAP! He's losing his British-ness little by little. WE MUST KEEP HIM AS ENGLISH AS POSSIBLE!!!!

  10. I could see Tom Holland playing a good Marty McFly if they ever did a reboot of back to the future for whatever reason.

  11. When Tom Hanks passes on, the world will weep. Also now I want him and Tom Holland to do a movie together. I could see Hanks as Doc Ock in case Marvel needs ideas….

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