This weekend, Tom Hanks reprises his role as Professor Robert Langdon in Inferno, the third instalment in the Da Vinci Code series, which features Hanks fighting to prevent a devastating plague from being unleashed upon the world.
To promote the film, Hanks is taking on a different kind of disease afflicting America: misogyny, which has become a hot topic in the 2016 election after a tape surfaced of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump making lewd and disturbing remarks about women. Trump has since tried to brush off his comments as locker-room talk, but Hanks isn't buying it.
"He was at work, man. He wasn't in a locker room, he was at work. He was showing up to do a thing on camera."
But Hanks wouldn't excuse Trump's language wherever it was spoken. "I'm offended as a man," he added. "I'm not offended as a husband or a father. I'm offended as a guy. That's just not right. It's not right at work. It's not right in the locker room. It's wrong. Period. The end. That's all."
And it's not the first time the Academy Award winning actor has weighed in on the 2016 election. While promoting his film A Hologram for the King last April, Hanks scoffed at Trump's chances of becoming president. "I think that man will be president right about the time when spaceships come down filled with dinosaurs in red capes," he told Sky News.
Hanks also took issue with The Donald's pledge to make America great again. "Here's the problem. America's already great so I don't know what he is talking about."
Banner photo: Tom Hanks during the filming of "Inferno" in Venice, Italy (Matteo Chinellato/Shutterstock).
h/t Sky News, Vox, The Washington Post.