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Tom Hanks Skips Photo Call For ‘Asteroid City’ After Photographers Catch Him Yelling At Cannes Staffer

Is Tom Hanks becoming a little grumpy in his old age? It’s possible. You’ll remember last year, he yelled at people on the street after they nearly knocked over his wife, Rita Wilson. He was heard yelling, “My wife? Back the f**k off! Knocking over my wife?” in a viral clip last year.

But of course, that was somewhat understandable. You don’t f**k with someone’s wife. I think everyone sided with Hanks on that one.

However, what about this latest incident? Yesterday, these photos of Tom and Rita on the Cannes red carpet went viral. As you can see, it certainly looks like Tom is berating a staffer at the event.

The top photo looks real bad. It looks like Tom is about to punch the dude. Following the incident, Hanks was supposed to pose for a photo call with the rest of the ‘Asteroid City‘ cast, but he was notably absent.

Some people speculated it was because of this argument with the staffer, but according to his wife Rita, these photos are very misleading.

In an Instagram Story, she wrote, “This is called I can’t hear you. People are screaming. What did you say? Where are we supposed to go?’ But that doesn’t sell stories! Nice try!”

And get this, the employee in question, Vincent Chapalain, also shut down the rumors that Hanks was yelling at him in anger.

They simply asked me if they should return to the start of the carpet with the rest of the film crew (I am not security.) And with the cries of photographers, they needed to speak loudly.

So there you go. According to the people involved, this is a non-story, but still… how can you deny the fact that Hanks looks so pissed in that first photo?