This is the reason why Tom Hanks rejected Jeff Bezos’s proposal to travel to space

Tom Hanks.

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As technology advances and space travel becomes a close experience for human beings, more and more personalities seek to make history and be among the first to venture into contact with the unknown. However, there are other celebrities, such as the actor Tom Hanks, that they prefer to leave this experience to the experts and witness it like the rest of the world.

In a recent interview with Jimmy Kimmel, the “Forrest Gump” star left more than one with their mouths open by revealing that Jeff Bezos offered him a trip to space on his Blue Origin rocket.

After his confession, the driver of the late show and audiences were thrilled at the prospect of Tom Hanks being one of the first American actors to visit the space. However, the happiness did not last long, because the actor quickly scrapped the idea and confessed that Bezos’s “invitation” actually came at a cost.

“Well yes, as long as you pay,” said the 65-year-old famous. “It costs like $ 28 million or something like that. And I’m doing fine, Jimmy, but I’m not paying $ 28 million. You know what, we could simulate the experience of going to space right now. “

Tom Hanks, who came on the show to promote his new movie, “Finch,” mimicked the movement of a rocket while in his seat, then said: “I don’t need to spend 28 million to do that.”, generating instant laughter from the public.

Yes OK the actor behind projects like “Castaway” and “Saving Private Ryan” refuses to pay a large amount of money To travel to space, everything seems to indicate that other personalities in the environment are willing to do so. This was the case with actor William Shatner, Captain Kirk from Star Trek, who at the beginning of October became the oldest person to travel to space.

The 90-year-old actor traveled in the company of Blue Origin executive Audrey Powers, Planet Labs co-founder Chris Boshuizen of Australia, and Glen de Vries of health research platform Medidata Solutions. Amazing!

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