Now you know we’re in trouble. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have tested positive for the corona virus. This isn’t a joke. They are in Australia, where Tom is shooting Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley movie. Tom is playing Colonel Parker, Elvis’s manager. It’s a Warner Bros. film. British actor Rufus Sewell is among their co stars. Austin Butler plays Elvis. It seems pretty likely production will be suspended.
If they can get it, anyone can. So let’s all be more careful. Life is like a box of chocolates, not a first aid kit.
“Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive.
Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. We Hanks’ will be tested observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no?
We’ll keep the world posted and updated.
Take care of yourselves!” – Tom Hanks