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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Tom Hanks Forced To Quit Walt Disney's Heavy Smoking In Saving Mr. Banks

Tom Hanks was forced to quit Walt Disney's heavy smoking habit in new movie Saving Mr. Banks, because of strict ratings guidelines. Hanks plays the movie legend in the new flick, but he admits that he had to stub out the scenes that featured him puffing on cigarettes.

The actor reveals producers made negotiations over the smoking issue, but they were prevented from showing Disney smoking onscreen, WENN reports during the movie's recent promo.

Hanks said: "We had a hard enough time trying to have him smoke... If we smoked cigarettes in this movie about Walt Disney making Mary Poppins, it would be rated R (restricted). That's just the way it works. You couldn't believe the negotiations. It came down to us not being able to light a cigarette or inhale a cigarette."

He continued: "You do see one big scene where Emma (Thompson) as (Poppins author P.L. Travers) storms into my office and you see me putting out a cigarette in the ashtray on Walt's desk. "I did always have a pack of cigarettes in my shirt pocket and sometimes I was playing around with them and a cigarette lighter here and there, but I never could smoke one.

"The man smoked three packs of cigarettes a day. People who knew Walt say that you could always hear him coming down the hall, because you'd hear him coughing from smoking all those cigarettes."Walt Disney passed away, aged 65 in 1966.

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