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Tom Hanks says making Toy Story 4 was a ‘very lonely process’

Extra.ie logo Extra.ie 18/06/2019 Ciara Walsh
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Tom Hanks has revealed he felt very lonely while filming Toy Story 4.

The 62-year-old actor, who voices Woody in the beloved Pixar franchise, said recording the final scenes triggered a ‘transcendental moment.’

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The film also features Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), Jessie (Joan Cusack) and new character Duke Caboom (Keanu Reeves).

Speaking at the film’s European premiere on the red carpet in London’s Leicester Square, Hanks said he had to ‘collect himself’ after he became emotional.

Tom said: ‘I got a text from Tim Allen who said “Have you seen these last few pages?” I had not.

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‘He was still recovering from the process of recording them. I wasn’t sure what the last page was going to be. We finished one sequence and they said, “Ok, thanks, you’re done”, I had to take a moment to collect myself.’

The Oscar-winning star admitted he spent up to five hours alone in the recording booth and admitted the sessions were ‘very lonely’.

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Tom said: ‘The recording sessions take about five hours because you have to get to all these emotional places on microphone.

‘When you finally have done it you stumble out of the session and somebody coming in to the next session might be anybody from Tony Hale or Tim Allen or Annie Potts. But you don’t really see what they get to do until the movie’s out.’

Toy Story won two Academy Awards and the hit films has enjoyed a major global success since it first appeared in 1995.

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Tom Hanks added: ‘I bow my head to the geniuses at Pixar. They do not take their duties lightly.

The highly-anticipated film Toy Story 4 will hit Irish cinemas on Friday, June 21.

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