Tom Hanks Considering His Type 2 Diabetes When Selecting Roles

by Rachel Baker on October 20, 2013

Tom Hanks, in an interview with the BBC discusses his Type 2 Diabetes and how having been diagnosed will certainly weigh in on what types of roles he’s willing to sign on for. The rigorous requirements of weight gain or loss of some character roles is something he’s not willing to risk his body over any longer.

Speaking at the Captain Phillips press conference on Wednesday, Hanks said: “Gaining and losing of weight may have had something to do with this because you eat so much bad food and you don’t get any exercise when you’re heavy.

“But I think I was genetically inclined to get it and I think it actually and goes back to a lifestyle I’ve been leading ever since I was seven years old, as opposed to 36.”

The actor added his diabetes was “part of life” and he felt “just fine”.

In a later interview with BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz, Hanks said: “I always joke: you’ve got to maintain the temple. I get regular exercise and I eat right – which everybody should do – and I take certain meds.”

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