Tom Hanks Talks About Saying Goodbye to Woody

Tom Hanks at the American Cinematheque Awards, Los Angeles, Nov 2017. Photo by David Buchan/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (9218208l)

The latest installment in the franchise, Toy Story 4, premiered last month, but for actor Tom Hanks, saying goodbye was actually quite “terrible.”

It was an emotional moment when Hanks, who has voiced the beloved character Woody for the better part of 25 years, walked into the voice booth for the very last time.

The 62-year-old actor told host of the The Graham Norton Show what it was like.

“It was terrible, it was terrible,” Hanks said. “I started recording Woody in 1991. That’s when we got together to do the first one.

“You record these things over about four years, and the last session — I thought it would just be odds and ends — but I was in the same studio with the same microphone, and they said ‘OK, great, thanks.’ And just like that, 20 however many years were over.

“My lip started quivering. You ever do this, when you’re so uncomfortable all you can say is, ‘Well, oh, my my. Oh my, my my my my. Oh, well.’ And the only thing to do was to go and get in my car and drive away.”

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