We hate to break it to you, but chances are, at least one of your favorite actors is almost a “nepo baby.” Famous children of famous parents have become a hot-button topic online recently, but Tom Hanks there’s a different term for it: “Family business.” The latest venture? Hanks and his son Truman both appear in the upcoming comedy A Man Called Otto.
Hanks seems to think that the web of nepotism is inevitable: “Look, this is a family business,” Hanks said. The sun. “This is what we’ve been doing forever. This is what all our children are raised with. If we’re a plumbing supply business or if we’re running the florist shop down the street, the whole family will put in the time at some point, even if it’s just inventory at the end of the year.”
Hanks has four children, all of whom joined the entertainment biz at some point: Truman worked in the photography department of big-budget blockbusters like Black Widow and by Steven Spielberg West Side Story. Daughter Elizabeth made cameos in her father’s films That’s What You Do! and Forrest Gump as a small child. Colin has a long resume that includes recent true crime series A Family Friend. and proud white boy Chet so, Chet.
Hanks’ plumbing and florist metaphor brings to mind a recent quote from certified nepo baby Lily-Rose Depp: “If one’s mother or father is a doctor, then the child will be a doctor.” , you can’t be like, ‘Well. , you’re only a doctor because your parents are doctors,'” said Johnny Depp’s daughter Ella. “Nothing gets you the part but being right for the part.”
Blood is thicker than water, in other words. Watch Tom Hanks air his nepotism complaints below; the quotes above start around the 2:10 mark.