Los Angeles, Jun 28: Academy Award winner Tom Hanks made quite the entrance on a scooter at the premiere of his new film, “Larry Crowne,” on Monday evening at the Chinese Theater in Los Angeles.
Hanks produced, wrote, stared and even directed the new film, which also stars Academy Award winner Julia Roberts.
“The one scene where I'm driving her home, I did almost run into a car when we were going back to number one, and she said, ‘You almost killed us both,' and I said, ‘Shh shh, I don't want the director to find out,' said Hanks about having a slight mishap during a scene on a scooter with Roberts.
Having to wear many hats on set did not seem to phase Hanks. “You start off a long, long time ago, 6 years. Then about eighteen months before we actually started shooting, I thought that I would want to direct it, so you just plan for the long haul, you plan out your shots, and you don't panic. You stay nice and calm if you can, and then just shoot as fast as you can,” said Hanks.
In the film Hanks plays a man who gets sacked from his long term job in a supermarket.
Larry is forced to go back to college to get an education, in order to boost his chances of getting a new job. While at college he falls in love with his teacher, played by Roberts.
“Larry Crowne” opens stateside 1 July 2011. AP