Hollywood actor, Tom Hanks, continues to donate his plasma weekly, after recovering from COVID-19. The actor has also urged the public to adhere to preventive measures.
"Bridge of Spies" actor, Tom Hanks, and his wife, Rita Wilson, were some of the first public figures to contract the Coronavirus infection while working in Australia in March this year.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson attend the Unveiling of the Fully Restored Saban Building at Petersen Automotive Museum on December 4, 2018. | Photo: Getty Images
The duo has since recovered and is persisting in their efforts to help end, or at least slow, the pandemic. Hanks and Wilson have since returned to California and are already back at work.
Since their recovery, the couple has been donating blood and plasmas to help others who are battling the virus, and the actor has continued to do so despite his return to the big screen.
Hanks has recorded several speeches for virtual graduations, and he continues to host, albeit remotely, the "American TV show; Saturday Night Live."
Hanks has also been in the spotlight, repeatedly encouraging members of the public to adhere to social distancing rules and other regulations put in place to tackle the pandemic. In a recent press conference promoting his upcoming movie, "Greyhound," Tom said:
"There's really only three things we can do...: Wear a mask, social distance, wash our hands."
He emphasized the simplicity of these preventive actions and asserted that anyone who refused to follow them would be letting the rest of society down. The movie Hanks was promoting, "Greyhound," is a battleship drama set in World War II.
It was the last picture the actor completed work on and was initially to be released in May, before issues related to the pandemic forced a postponement to June 12.
Wilson predicted that she and Hanks would contract COVID-19, and they did.
The movie, which Hank wrote himself, was then acquired from Sony Pictures by Apple TV and is now set to premiere on Apple TV+ on July 10, 2020.
Work is also in progress for the resumption of the filming of Hank's next work, a biopic based on pop legend, Elvis Presley. The film, in which Hanks plays Presley's longtime manager, Colonel Tom Parker, was already in preproduction before he and Wilson left for Australia.
Work is now in progress to recommence shooting the Baz Luhrmann film at Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast. Despite their return to action, Hank and Wilson will undoubtedly take a lot of precautions to avoid further health issues.
Wilson, a survivor of breast cancer, actually predicted that she and her partner might contract the Coronavirus when news of its emergence came up early in the year. However, the duo is now fully recovered, much to their fans' relief, and continue to inspire people around the world.