When Ellen referred to Oprah as "our future president", Streep applauded and pointed to Hanks: "And our future vice president!" Streep revealed that her favorite Hanks films included Sully, Charlie Wilson's War, and of course, Forrest Gump.
"She did part the waters there", Hanks said, joking that Winfrey's speech was possibly heaven-sent.
"I was told to go get martinis", he explained.
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The Cast Away actor compared it to being "one of those truckers on mountain roads" carrying unsafe chemicals. He then ordered a tray full of martinis and skillfully maneuvered through the crowd carrying them, before handing the drinks to Steven Spielberg, his table-mate, and the director's wife Kate Capshaw, to other guests' utmost astonishment. "Best thing I've seen here", he wrote on Sunday night.
"I had the days marked on the calendar of when I would show up to work and be in a scene with her at the same time", Hanks gushed.
Following this up, Hanks was required to reprise a quote from Streep's character Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada. "You could just keep it in Hollywood, you know, you could have The Rock as the Joint Chief of Staff, Harrison Ford running defense".