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Tom Hanks nurses Halle Berry

Writer: Peter Chai


Tom Hanks and Halle Berry.

20 Jan – Academy Award winner Tom Hanks is not only capable of being a gentleman on screen, the veteran actor is also someone who takes care of his co-star off screen, and Halle Berry has experienced it first-hand, according to Express.

Before filming for the sci-fi drama "Cloud Atlas" by Lana and Andy Wachowski started last year, Berry accidentally slipped and fell during a vacation in Majorca, Spain. The 2001 Oscar recipient had broken five bones in her foot but she was lucky enough to have Hanks, who took care of her on the filming set by buying her meals and kept her company all the time.

"Tom was a dream partner during the making of the film. Because of my broken foot, each day Tom would play nurse to me. He'd bring me coffee and soup and just stay with me during breaks in shooting because it was difficult for me to move around," said Berry.


(From left) Hugh Grant, James D'Arcy and Ben Wishaw from "Cloud Atlas".

Meanwhile, Jim Broadbent, 63, who won the Best Supporting Actor award at the Oscars with "Iris" 12 years ago, played five different roles in "Cloud Atlas", but was 'shocked' that the film did not receive any nomination at this year's Academy Awards.

He said, "I was very surprised because I think it's more remarkable than any other film this year. It should have been there. But you never know what the reasons behind these things are."

"Cloud Atlas" is also stars Hugh Grant, Susan Sarandon, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess and James D'Arcy.

Cinema Online held a special screening for "Cloud Atlas" at Cathay Cineplex in eCurve recently. After the screening, we asked the viewers about their thoughts on the movie and the number of stars they rated it out of 5.


Aileen Indran: "The film is quite complicated to me. I haven't read the book before I watched it on screen, so it's hard for me to follow the plot especially at the beginning of the movie. But I managed to catch up with the flow of it and the cast performance was good. I give it 3.5 stars."

Sim Kuang Suang: "The story is acceptable. But it talks about histories and I didn't really understand the ideas used in some of the plots. I'll give "Cloud Atlas" 3 stars."

"Cloud Atlas" is out in cinemas in Malaysia now!

Cinema Online, 20 February 2013


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