Tom Hanks became a first-time grandpa time earlier this year. And if his interview on yesterday’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” is anything to go by the A-lister could not be happier with his new status. He told all on what it’s like getting to know his new little granddaughter.
Colin Hanks, Tom’s 33-year-old son with the late Samantha Lewes, became a father February 1. His wife, also called Samantha, gave birth to their baby daughter Olivia Jane in Los Angeles.
Tom told Letterman, “My granddaughter is magnificent … and I just don’t see her enough …”
Tom admitted that he does not get to see her often enough. She doesn’t recognize him yet. He is still, he jokes, “a terrifying presence in her life.”
“I’m the big guy, I’m not her dad or mom, and I yell, ‘Who’s that little girl? Who’s that little girl? I know you; you’re so cute, who’s that little girl?”And she’s not ready.”
Could anyone ever be ready for that?
Hanks said he has begun timing things better with the baby’s schedule, and he got her to “laugh, smile and giggle.”
Hanks said after spending another three weeks working — and not seeing the baby — she didn’t recognize him, again, when her came over to celebrate Father’s Day.
“I didn’t know a baby could [make] these kind of faces, and in her baby language she was saying, ‘Stay away from me.’”
Oh dear! Stop working so hard and get to know your granddaughter!