Tom Hanks turned down the trip to space offered by Jeff Bezos: I'm doing fine but I'm not going to pay 28 million
You don't get rich wasting money. Tell Tom Hanks. The charismatic actor had the unique opportunity to fly into space with the magnate Jeff Bezos, yes, after paying the ticket: no less than 28 million dollars.
The protagonist of Forrest Gump or Sully has told about it on the Jimmy Kimmel Live program. It was the presenter himself who asked him if the rumor that the founder of Amazon and Blue Origin had offered him to travel to space was true. "Yes, that's right, as long as I paid for it," confessed the actor with a laugh. "You know, it costs like 28 million bucks or something. I'm doing fine, Jimmy, I'm doing fine. But I'm not going to pay 28 million bucks," he laughed.
A ticket that, in exchange, would be more than 24 million euros. "It's like a 12 minute flight, right? Something like that? Okay, we can do it on our couches right now," Hanks joked.
The actor is clear about his priorities: "I'm not going to spend 28 million on that." It would have been different if the trip had been free. "Just to experience the joy of pretending to be a billionaire," he joked. The fortune of the protagonist of Náufrago is estimated at 400 million dollars -about 350 million euros-. Since he began his acting career in 1980, Tom Hanks has participated in more than a hundred series and films. In addition, in recent years he has also produced several blockbusters such as Mamma Mia, My Great Greek Wedding, as well as Shipwreck, Where the Monsters Live or Larry Crowne, and series such as The Pacific, Big Love and Olive Ketteridge.
Tom Hanks did not fly into space but another actor did: Canadian William Shatner who played Captain Kirk on Start Trek. The actor thus became the oldest person to have ever flown into space. In his case, the trip was free as Bezos is a self-confessed Star Trek fan. So much so that he even made one of his dreams come true: a cameo in one of the films in the series. Something he accomplished in 2016 on Star Trek Beyond.