Tom Hanks Jokes About Dating Amy Poehler – Or, as He Calls Her, 'May Epolher'
All’s fair in love and war – according to Tom Hanks, anyway.
But in case you happened to miss the Hanks vs. Poehler name-pronunciation blunder, here’s a quick recap of the moment that started their fictional feud:
“Congratulations to all the wonderful actors nominated tonight,” said the Parks and Recreation actress, 44, during her monologue. “From the amazing Chiwetel Ejiofor to the stunning Lupita Nyong’o to American treasure Tam Honks. Dammit, I know I was going to screw that up.”
When the camera panned to Hanks, he reacted hilariously, giving Poehler a bewildered look saying, “Really?’
You could cut the fake tension with a knife.
Well, nearly two years later, Hanks has finally revealed his true feelings toward Poehler during Entertainment Weekly‘s Tumblr Q&A between the actor and fans.
When one user asked, “Were you really mad when Amy Poehler called you ‘Tam Honks’ in the 71st Golden Globe Awards?” Hanks responded with possibly the most unexpected yet amazingly comical answer.
“I haven’t spoken to Amy since we broke up in the ’80s. We shared a small apartment in Eagle Rock for about six months. Before I met Rita, of course,” Hanks jokingly revealed.
However, he claims their relationship was short-lived due to the couple’s inability to see eye-to-eye about a certain member of the household.
“Amy didn’t like my dog, and she stole some of my good records when she moved out (without so much as a goodbye),” he said, later adding that “Amy, you owe me Running on Empty by Jackson Brown and The Who Live at Leeds.”
But don’t worry, Hanks isn’t bitter about the past … mostly.
“I’m happy for her success, but would not walk across the street to say hello to May Epolher, as I know her.”