Superstar actor Tom Hanks might be quoting a line from his most famous movie role—"Stupid is as stupid does"—after dropping the dreaded F-Bomb on yesterday's Good Morning, America.
The Oscar winning star of Forrest Gump was in New York to publicize the release of his much-anticipated new film with Halle Berry—Cloud Atlas. The actor was being interviewed by GMA co-host Elizabeth Vargas. After showing a clip from his new film where Hanks was using an English accent, Vargas asked the affable actor to re-create the dialect for viewers at home.
Hanks began to ramble on in his version of an English accent, mostly unintelligible, but suddenly let the F word slip out, clear as day. Both Hanks and Vargas immediately covered their mouths in shock horror, with Vargas apologizing, "We are so sorry, Good Morning, America."
Hanks was red-faced and extremely apologetic as well, saying "Man, oh man, I'm sorry. I have never done that before. I want to apologize to the kids in America watching right now. And let me say the next time I'm on the show there will be a seven-second delay. ... Man oh man!"
The remainder of the interview went smoothly, without the use of any more gratuitous profanity.
ABC News released the following official statement regarding the incident, by way of apology: