Hollywood star Tom Hanks (63, "Forrest Gump") and his wife Rita Wilson (63) have tested positive for the corona virus. The US actor announced on Instagram. Hanks and Wilson are working on a new film in Australia. "We felt a bit tired, like having a cold," said the 63-year-old about the symptoms. His wife also had chills and a slight fever.
They were then tested for the corona virus. The test was positive. The actor says about the next steps: "We will be tested, observed and isolated as long as this requires general health and safety." They wanted to go about it "day by day". Hanks also promised to keep his fans up to date.
Interrupted shooting for the Elvis Presley film
Hanks had come to Australia to work on a new Elvis Presley film. The project has meanwhile been stopped for the time being, as the production company confirmed in a statement quoting from "Entertainment Weekly": "We are informed that a member of the company is positive for our Elvis film, which is currently in pre-production in Australia COVID-19 (coronavirus) has been tested, "Warner Bros.
It continues, "We work closely with the relevant Australian health authorities to identify anyone who may have had direct contact with the person. The health and safety of our employees is always a top priority and we take precautions to protect everyone, who work on our productions worldwide. The person who tested positive for COVID-19 is currently being treated. "