Tom Hanks Will Return As Woody For ‘Toy Story 4′ If Asked [AUDIO]
Writer, director, producer, and star of the new film “Larry Crowne,” Tom Hanks called into “On Air With Ryan Seacrest” on Tuesday to talk about his new film, “American Idol,” his recent appearance on “Despierta America” and whether or not he would do “Toy Story 4.”
“YOU ARE A TOY! You aren’t the real Buzz Lightyear! You are an action figure!” You may remember this dialogue between Woody and Buzz Lightyear from “Toy Story.”
Hanks has voiced cowboy Woody, the star of the franchise, since the beginning. There has been talk of Woody, Buzz and the gang being back for a fourth installment.
“If there is a ‘Toy Story 4,’ and I think they are working on it, you bet. I love Woody. I’ll show up for that,” Tom says about whether or not he would reprise his role as cowboy Woody, if asked.
Tom Hanks may be an Academy Award winning actor, but he also knows how to get his groove on. Tom recently stopped by Univision for an appearance on “Despierta America” and joined weather girl, Chiquinquira Delgado, for the morning weather report.
Tom tells us about his experience as assistant weather boy, “The truth is they play music when they do the weather. I was asked ‘Can you Samba?’ I said ‘Yes , I can!’ ‘Then you are doing the weather.'”
Watch Tom’s fancy footwork below.
Tom Hanks doesn’t speak Spanish, but we thought we would have some fun with him and test his skills by asking him some questions in Spanish. We asked him to describe his character in “Larry Crowne.”
“Larry is a guy who made the decision when he got out of high school to join the Navy, and because of that he now works at a massive retailer. He loses his job and they tell him he lost his job because he had never gone to college. Therefore, he will never advance farther than where he is and they don’t hold back employees like that. So therefore, they are firing him as not to limit his possibilities. He goes back to college and low and behold one of his teachers is George Takei and the other is Julia Roberts.”
When Tom isn’t busy writing, directing, producing and acting he is keeping tabs on “American Idol.”
Tom was upset that his favorites from this past season Haley Reinhart and Pia Toscano did not make it to the finals, even though he had voted for them.
Tom learned from Ryan that the key to “American Idol” voting is hitting redial. “I just have to sit there by the phone for about an hour and a half with the lines open and punching redial over and over again,” Tom said.
Tom will have to channel his inner 14-year old girl to get those votes in for his favs next season!
“Larry Crowne” opens in theaters this Friday July 1, 2011.
Listen to the full interview below.