Tom Hanks Talks About Saying Goodbye to Woody

Saying goodbye to Woody was emotional for Tom Hanks. 

The 62-year-old actor recalled what it was like voicing the Toy Story character Woody for the very last time. 

Hanks, who was a guest earlier this week on The Graham Norton Show said to the host that saying those last couple of lines really hit him hard.

“It was terrible, it was terrible,” Hanks said. “I started recording Woody in 1991. That’s when we got together to do the first one.”

He continued: “You record these things over about four years, and the last session — I thought it would just be odds and ends — but I was in the same studio with the same microphone, and they said ‘OK, great, thanks.’ And just like that, 20 however many years were over.”

“My lip started quivering. You ever do this, when you’re so uncomfortable all you can say is, ‘Well, oh, my my. Oh my, my my my my. Oh, well.’ And the only thing to do was to go and get in my car and drive away.”

Hanks has been a part of the franchise for the better part of the last 25 years. The latest installment, Toy Story 4 hit theaters June 20 and has dominated the weekend box office since its premiere.