Move over, Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn: Tom Hanks might have you beat.
Namely that, whether he’s “invited [to the ceremony] or not,” Hanks is an avid wedding photobomber.
The beloved — but recently controversial — film legend revealed his extreme nuptials-going hobby while appearing as a guest to promote his role in the biopic “Elvis,” featuring Austin Butler, 30, as the late music legend.
“It’s my ego, unchecked,” said Hanks of his wedding crashing. “I just can’t help but think, ‘What would these people like more than anything else to remember this magic day of days? Oh, I know: me!’ ”
Of course, Meyers, 48, screened a montage of Hank’s best wedding-crasher moments, with some dating back to the early 2000s — and a few even taking place internationally.
Most notably, when in Rome filming “Angels & Demons,” Hanks accidentally crashed a ceremony because the Pantheon was booked by a wedding the same day they were filming.
“This limousine pulled up, and it was the bride and the groom trying to ‘get me to the church on time,’” Hanks said, singing the last phrase. “And they couldn’t do it because we had all this stuff going on. It was like, ‘Uh, how do we fix this?’ So, like a stalker, you know, ‘Hey miss, miss, miss!’ — I knocked on the window, I said, ‘Hey listen, we have a thing, but would you do me the honor of escorting you to your bridal altar?’ So we did it!”
But that was only the beginning. Meyers also brought up Hanks’ recent photobombing of a huge bridal party.
“Rita and I, we were going out for a walk somewhere on our day off, and just as we were getting to our car, this wedding party was coming out to get into the biggest cocktail booze-cruise bus I had ever seen,” he said. “I mean, look … there are less Pittsburgh Steelers than there are bridesmaids in this photograph. And we said … ‘Oh, the matching dresses, it must be bridesmaids! Well if the bride comes out, I’d jump out and take a picture.’ Well, she shows up, so yes, I crashed their wedding photo.”
When Meyers pulled up another photo of Hanks marrying a couple, the actor ensured not all ceremony cameos were unwanted – in fact, he was officiating fans at their request as a ordained minister.
In “Elvis,” Hanks plays the musician’s infamous manager, “Colonel” Tom Parker. “Elvis,” directed by Baz Luhrmann, premieres Friday.