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Series 25, Episode 12 - Tom Hanks, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Stormzy

Tom Hanks talks about the end of Toy Story, Gwyneth Paltrow says she doesn't need acting at the moment, Tom Holland and Jake Gyllenhaal talk about Spiderman, and Stormzy performs live in the studio.

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Tom Hanks, asked whether the recording of the final outing of Woody in Toy Story 4 had been emotional, says, "It was terrible. I started recording Woody in 1991 and each film takes about four years. It was my very last session and when I'd said the last line they said, 'Okay, great, thanks,' and just like that 24 years was over. All I could say was 'Oh my, oh my' over and over again and my bottom lip started quivering. I got in my car and drove away with the music playing and the credits rolling in my head."

Talking more about how hard recording the character was, he says, "I never began a recording session without wishing it was already over. Woody is clenched all the time. It's exhausting."

Joking that there could easily be a Toy Story 5 without him, because everything he has ever said as Woody is recorded, Tom says, "I keep begging them to do that!"

Asked if it is true that he was once offered the role of Batman, he says, "It would be comical, can you imagine me in that suit and with my voice?' I have never been asked to be in a superhero film, but would love to play a villain in a Bond movie."

Gwyneth Paltrow, talking about the success of her Goop business empire and her upcoming Good Health summit, says, "It's been an incredible experience - we're growing and having a good time getting there. I'm really excited to bring the brand back to the UK, where it all started 10 years ago. It feels nice to be home."

Talking about some of the stranger treatments that have been discussed on her site, and asked if she is the guinea pig for them, she says, "I don't do all of the things, but when something like a weird cleanse or something comes up, everyone says, 'Let Gwyneth do it, she'll do it!' I drew the line at drinking my own urine, that was a bridge too far!"

Asked if acting is now over for her, she says, "Once and a while I do agree to do something, but at the moment I don't actually need acting."

Tom Holland talking about his costume in Spiderman, says, "I like it now, mainly because I can go to the loo. This is the fifth movie and finally I have a zipper!"

Asked about going to Disneyland as Spiderman, he says, "I had to walk around all day surprising kids, which was lovely, but I was told I couldn't break out of character - even in the green room I had to be Peter Parker. It was exhausting."

Jake Gyllenhaal, talking about Spiderman, says, "I really liked my outfit. They offered me other clothes to wear but I wore it in every scene!"

Asked about keeping grounded in the fame game, he says, "I have a sister [Maggie Gyllenhaal] who is an actor too and she likes to tear me down. Siblings keep you in check."

Stormzy performs Crown live in the studio, before joining Graham to chat. Talking about meeting Paul McCartney, he says, "I am working all the time on being respected as a song writer, so I asked his advice. He led me to a piano and started telling me how to use chords. It was an incredible experience, but I left it too late to tell him I can't play the piano!"

Asked about headlining at Glastonbury, he says, "It is the honour of a lifetime. It's incredible and I am really going to mash it up!"

Broadcast details

Friday 21st June 2019
50 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Graham Norton Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Gwyneth Paltrow Guest
Tom Hanks Guest
Jake Gyllenhaal Guest
Tom Holland Guest
Michael Omari (as Stormzy) Guest


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