Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks showed off his guitar playing ability during a recent appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Check it out in the video below.
Hanks told Fallon that he was originally asked to perform on an earlier episode of the show with a rock ‘n roll icon: “I received a text from Bruce Springsteen when I was in the car. And I do what everyone does when they stop at a light, they look at their texts,” he began.
“It read: ‘Tommy, thinking of a blow out on ‘Wrecking Ball’ on The Jimmy Fallon Show. Come and help a brother.’”
Hanks explained what went through his mind after he received the offer: “This is genius. He needs a comedic beat. He will play the song, it will cut to me… I can play ‘Wrecking Ball.’ I know the chords. I am over the moon. This is a dream come true. Bruce has asked me to be on a show to perform with his band.”
Unfortunately, Hanks soon realized that he had already made plans for that day: “I text Bruce back. I say, ‘Bruce, I am so honored. I cannot believe I’m not able to do it. I hate to let you down. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the offer.’”
However, Hanks disappointment quickly turned to embarrassment when Springsteen replied to his message: “He then texts me back: ‘Tommy, that was meant for Tommy Morello from Rage Against The Machine.”‘
Hanks is currently promoting the forthcoming epic blockbuster Cloud Atlas.