Tom Hanks gave a heartbreaking farewell to his late “Bosom Buddies” co-star and longtime pal Peter Scolari.
The Oscar winner, 65, appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” the place he remembered his pal, who handed away final month after a two-year battle with most cancers.
A clip from a 1981 episode first rolled on the late-night present earlier than Hanks tearily mentioned: “Peter has a lovely family, his wife Tracy, absolutely great kids and we lost him to the emperor of all maladies. So thanks for letting us show that.”
“Peter — God bless him, I’ll miss him every day — he had the body of a gymnast, I mean like a professional Cirque du Soleil gymnast. He could do, like, the iron triangle and stuff like that; he was a juggler,” he mentioned.
“I don’t know how many people truly do change your lives when you cross paths with them,” Hanks defined as he seemed again on his first meeting with Scolari on the set of the Eighties sitcom.
He continued, “We met, picked up the scripts, and started screwing around. I actually thought, ‘This is it. This is how this works. This is like a hand inside a glove.’”
“We were molecularly connected in a way that we started speaking the same language,” Hanks mentioned.
“Bosom Buddies” starred the pair as two males who dress up as ladies to stay in an all-women resort after their house is demolished. The “Philadelphia” actor advised Kimmel that their friendship translated properly on-screen.
He then recalled a narrative of how one director solely lasted per week due to the duo’s wild antics on set. Hanks mentioned the director shouted, “If you think you can do a better job directing this show, come up here and do it.” Scolari then yelled again jokingly, “I’m on my way!”
Despite the comedy collection solely lasting for 2 seasons, Hanks admitted he was blissful to share the expertise with Scolari, which led to them sharing an extended friendship.
Scolari joined the CBS sitcom “Newhart” in 1984 following his departure from “Bosom Buddies.” His efficiency as Michael Harris scored him three Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series from 1987 to 1989.
Hanks and Scolari later shared the highlight once more in 2013 at Broadway’s Broadhurst Theatre for the 2013 manufacturing of “Lucky Guy.”