The 27-year-old actress and the 60-year-old actor star opposite each other in their new film The Circle, set to hit theaters tomorrow (April 28).
“‘I’m like, ‘There’s no way this guy is going to live up to his reputation, right?’” Emma told E! News. “There’s no way he’s going to be as nice as everyone says he is and whatever else. And then he was! He’s so generous and funny and easy-going and he’s all the things you would want him to be. So I’m very happy to be able to report that to you sincerely because it would have broken my heart, I think, if Tom wasn’t Tom.”
“He’s like a hero, you know?” she added. “You want people to live up to what you hope they’re going to be.”
Emma Watson on Tom Hanks
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“She’s driven,” Tom shared about Emma. “When you sit down, you talk ideas. She has notebooks. She’s listening to everything that everyone is saying and writes it down. She fills the notebooks after a couple days shooting. She takes it and incorporates it into day’s work. Her work ethic is stunning. And for someone who started when she was about seven, it makes sense.”
“I loved working with Emma,” he revealed to Extra. “She is a gem, rock solid, and the stuff we did was very free-form, a lot of play.”