How Chris Hardwick Persuaded Tom Hanks To Do An Interview With Him

Posted Oct 10, 2012

Tom Hanks is an A-List celebrity and it is hard for even former Singled Out host and Nerdist podcast creator Chris Hardwick to get an interview with him.  So how did Chris Hardwick persuade Tom Hanks to do an interview?  He knew that Mr. Hanks has a major interest in vintage typewriters.  So Chris Hardwick sent Tom Hanks a 1934 Smith Corona typewriter.  Below is a transcript of the letter that Tom sent to Chris:

Dear Chris, Ashley, and all the diabolical genuies at Nerdist Industries.

Just who do you think you are to try to briibe me into an appearance on your
‘thing’ with this gift of the most fantastic Cornona Silent typewriter made in 1934?

You are out of your minds if you think… that I… wow, this thing has great action…
and this deep crimson color… Wait! I’m not so shallow as to… and it types nearly


I will have my people contact yours and work out some kind of interview process…

Damn you all to hell,

Tom Hanks

You can hear the Tom Hanks Nerdist podcast here.