Los Angeles, Oct 18 IANS | 2 years ago

Oscar winner Tom Hanks says he is an emotional person and that he weeps too much when he is alone.

In a recent interview, the "Captain Phillips" actor has confessed that he gets deeply affected by certain incidents even though he may put up a brave front in public, said a statement.

"I weep over much. I'm a sappy guy. I weep over human connections that are somehow reflective of this tenuous place we all have in this world. That's where I find myself getting emotional," Hanks said.

"I must say that I'm a great audience for anything that is going to pull at the heartstrings," he added.

The versatile actor says emotions get the best of him when he's alone.

"I'm not a big guy for weeping in public except when I have to give speeches sometimes. But when I'm alone, and something gets me, I can really be gone. There's something about being connected to someone else's story - that can make the emotions get the best of you," he said.

His latest movie "Captain Phillips" released in India Friday.

In the film, he plays Captain Richard Phillips, a real life hero, who was heralded for his heroic actions after Somali pirates attacked his ship, the Maersk Alabama in 2009. Hanks was emotionally drawn to the story.

(Posted on 18-10-2013)