When Tom Hanks felt like a 'total failure' - Times of India

Hollywood star Tom Hanks has shared that sometime in the past he felt like an all out disappointment. He encountered this low stage in his own life.

Hanks was hitched to Samantha Lewes from 1978 to 1987 and had two youngsters with her, girl Elizabeth and child Colin. During a discussion, Hanks shared that he figured his kids may think he was “abandoning” them when he left the marriage.

The ‘Forrest Gump’ star felt that way when his folks separated, and didn’t have any desire to “burden” his kids with a similar inclination.

Host stated: “At the time you were in I think therapy three times a week. You said, ‘I was sad, confused, emotionally crippled. I guess the house of cards has to fall in before you start to figure things out.’ How so?”

Hanks answered: “Well, I felt like I was a complete, abject, total failure and everything I thought was working was actually not working. It’s a place that everybody comes to in their life for one reason or another.”

He likewise clarified how he functioned through that time of his life.

“I’d go off and talk to somebody and say, ‘What… What have I done wrong?’ And they would say, ‘Well, what do you think you’ve done wrong?’ ‘Why am I so unhappy?’ ‘Well, tell me about your unhappiness’,” Hanks said.

“And you work through that till you figure out that, you know, number one, you have been an idiot, but number two, you’re no longer an idiot,” he included.