Tom Hanks stars in Carly Rae Jepsen’s music video for her new single, I Really Like You, and it is epic.
In an interview with Access Hollywood, Carly Rae Jepsen explained how it all went down.
Carly Rae Jepsen said her first meeting with Tom Hanks at manager Scooter Braun’s wedding was just a little awkward.
“There was a hummingbird in one of the tents and everyone was trying to free the hummingbird from the tent, and I saw a man grab a broom and I guess he was trying to move the tent so the bird could run free,” she said. “But in my mind – I may have had a cocktail or two— I thought he was going to attack the bird with the broom.
“So I ran over to him and I grabbed his arm and I was like, ‘Don’t hurt the bird!’ and he turned around and I was like, ‘Tom Hanks!’ So that’s how we said hello,” she continued. “And then I met his wife Rita [Wilson] and we hit it off. It was a nice little exchange – but nothing serious.”
Carly Rae said it was during a dinner between her manager and Tom Hanks that a “miracle” occurred.
“I wanted something Wes Anderson, kind of dark. Something to counter-balance how sweet the song was. And I had an idea that it would be great to have a male lead not just co-star, but like, sing the entire thing, something totally unexpected,” she said, adding that it was then the “miracle” happened. “Scooter was telling the story to Tom over dinner, because like I said they are friends. I wasn’t there but Tom apparently said ‘Well why not me, why didn’t you ask me?'”
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Carly Rae Jepsen had nothing but praise for Tom Hanks during the shoot.
“The entire day he just wowed me,” she said. “I don’t think he knows that he’s Tom Hanks! He’s the sweetest, kindest, most humble man you’ve ever met. [He was] out in the freezing cold, singing my song take after take while I was in the trailer with my hot chocolate being like, ‘Good job, Tom. Do it again. He worked so hard and was in such good spirits. I don’t think the video could have come out better.”
— HollywoodLife (@HollywoodLife) March 7, 2015