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Hanks - "Forrest Gump was a monster"

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Tom Hanks says that making Forrest Gump was the most challenging time in his career, describing the 1994 movie as "a monster."

Speaking to BANG Showbiz, Hanks said, ''We never, ever felt we were on top of it. 'We had huge problems with the philosophy of the story, and then we'd be shooting for 27 days straight, spending our days off and on planes so that Forrest could run somewhere. And at one point I said to Bob [director Robert Zemeckis], 'Do you honestly think anyone is going to give a s**t?''

Hanks, who is currently appearing in Disney drama Saving Mr Banks, also confessed his love of Doctor Who, "We got our first colour TV in 1968, and in California that meant meant all these extra channels nobody watched, filled with trippy Japanese cartoons - and Doctor Who!

''And we always watched because the English video just looked so weird, and you had the guy with the big red hair and the bow tie [Jon Pertwee].''

He continued, ''And everyone talked in English accents and there were these big salt and pepper shaker robots (do you think he means Daleks - Ed) and we'd look at each other and say, 'Can you make any sense out of this?' But it was intriguing. And that's the root of my affection.''

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