Emma Watson says working with Tom Hanks was a dream come true
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Emma Watson says working with Tom Hanks was a dream come true

Harry Potter actor Emma Watson praises Tom Hanks as generous and funny co-star who never fails to amaze anyone.

hollywood Updated: May 10, 2017 19:01 IST
Shreya Mukherjee
Shreya Mukherjee
Hindustan Times
Emma Watson,Tom Hanks,The Circle
Emma Watson won the first gender-neutral award in the Best Actor category at the MTV Movie & TV Award recently.(AFP)

Working with Tom Hanks is a dream for any actor. It wasn’t any different for Emma Watson. The Harry Potter star shares it was an honour for her to share screen space with Hanks in their upcoming techno-thriller, The Circle. The film is being helmed by James Ponsoldt.

“Getting to act with Tom Hanks in any scene is bit of a dream. So like anything where it was the three of us (Hanks, Ponsoldt and her) it was kind of fun...,” says the 27-year-old.

Tom Hanks plays the character of Eamon Bailey in the techno-thriller titled The Circle. (REUTERS)

The actor was earlier quoted by the International media as saying that she started working on the film with a lot of expectations from Tom Hanks. And it goes without saying how he lived up to all of them. “There’s no way he’s going to be as nice as everyone says he is and whatever else. And then he was! He’s so generous and funny and easy-going and he’s all the things you would want him to be. So I’m very happy to be able to report that to you sincerely because it would have broken my heart, I think, if Tom wasn’t Tom,” she was quoted by E! News.

In the film, while Emma Watson essays the role of Mae Holland, the youngest employee of The Circle, Tom Hanks plays Eamon Bailey, who is the founding head of the organisation. The Circle is expected to hit theatres in India on May 19.

Talking about the relationship that their onscreen characters share, the Beauty and the Beast actor adds, “Mae and Bailey, well it starts out as employer employee and it becomes, I would say one of those very complicated, patriarchal relationships where Bailey takes on the kind of father figure sort of role with her but of course is her employer at the end of the day. So it becomes a very complex relationship.”

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First Published: May 10, 2017 19:00 IST