Tom Hanks had trouble coping with parents' divorce

Los Angeles: Actor Tom Hanks says he was devastated by his parents' divorce when he was just five.

Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks

In an interview on BBC Radio 4's show "Desert Island Discs", the "Forrest Gump" star described how lonely he was as a child, reports

Hanks fell silent after presenter Kirsty Young asked him about parent's divorce, he regained his composure, and said to her: "What have you done to me?"

During the interview, the 59-year-old double-Oscar winner tells how he and his two siblings were brought up by their father Amos, who went on to marry again twice. By the age of 10, Hanks had lived in 10 homes in five different cities.

He said: "(The divorce) was more about complexity than crossfire. I never came across anybody that was abusive or angry to the point that they took it out on us. We were confused because no one explained anything to us.

"No one said, 'Hey listen, you guys are great. You haven't done anything wrong - give us a couple of moments and we will figure out what we are going to do'. Nobody ever said that to us."

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