Tom Hanks Doesn’t Want To Play Any More “Pussies”

“I told my agents that I wasn’t going to play pussies anymore. I was tired of playing, ‘Oh, boo-hoo–I was in love, but oh, boo-hoo-hoo.’ There comes an age when you can’t do that anymore. I wanted to play men instead of boys. In your mid-30s, it’s time to start playing guys of compromise. And as you get older, men of bitter compromise.”

—Tom Hanks talks to W Magazine about moving on from roles like the ones he played in “Splash” and “Sleepless in Seattle” to more hard-hitting fare like “Philadelphia” and “Cast Away.” Point taken, but I’m just not sure how to feel about his use of the word ‘pussies.’ Who knew Hanks could get so crass? Oh, and apparently we’ll get to see Tom as a pussy once again in “Larry Crowne,” the new romantic comedy in which he co-stars with Julia Roberts. [Huffington Post]