It's been almost 20 years since Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks were last onscreen together in You've Got Mail. We've waited too long, and fortunately for all of us, the wait is almost over. They're reuniting in Ryan's directorial debut, Ithaca, out later this year. What Hanks did on-set to honor his old friend will leave you saying:
Ryan chatted with Entertainment Weekly about the film, and the oh-so-sweet thing Hanks did for her on-set.
Of the film, Ryan says:
"I think it speaks to the complicated things happening [in the world], in the sense of community and cultivation of an individual’s integrity – what Saroyan [William Saroyan, author of the novel Ithaca is based on, The Human Comedy] believes are important antidotes. Hopefully Ithaca is about how fierce and frail life really is."
OK, OK, OK, the movie sounds great, but let's get real, what about her moment with Tom Hanks?
"He’s just so dear. He so did not have to do that [film a cameo]. It took him a day to [shoot his scene]. At the end of his time, he says to the crew, “All right, gather ‘round. Listen, I know we’ve gotten to know each other very well over the last 10 hours together, but I just want to thank you for being here for my friend Meg.” It was such an act of friendship. I love him so much."
Melting, we're melting.