Despite being “very different” people, Allen recently told Kelly Clarkson that he has developed a close friendship with Hanks.
“We have very different opinions on so many things,” Allen added. “He’s really a wonderful and engaging person. And he’s the first guy that listens to me and doesn’t judge.”
Allen detailed how their friendship survived Hanks eating off his plate early on.
“I come from a family [where] you don’t do that,” Allen joked. “Tom’s in the middle of the first Toy Story and going, ‘Oh, this is just so much fun working with you.’ And I go, ‘Those are actually my french fries.’”
The two have continued to share lunches, saying they are like “two older women [who] sit almost too close to each other at a booth.”
“He and I differ on so many things. I adore that man’s heart and mind,” Allen said.
Allen, who is known for being outspoken about his conservative political leanings, riled up “woke” liberals last month with a tweet that asked, “Who is the face of woke. Do wokees have a club house in someone’s backyard or maybe a cute yet safe playpen somewhere?”
In July, Hanks showed his support for Allen, questioning why Disney’s Lightyear passed on the original voice of Buzz.