Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are back in the U.S. after coronavirus quarantine
Published Sunday, March 29, 2020 10:55AM EDT
In this Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Tom Hanks, left, and Rita Wilson arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have returned to the United States after going into self-quarantine in Australia.
The couple tested positive for the novel coronavirus earlier this month while in Australia, where Hanks had been doing pre-production work on a film about singer Elvis Presley. Hanks is set to play Presley's manager, Colonel Tom Parker, in the film. Production on the project has been suspended.
"Many, many thanks to everyone in Australia who looked after us. Their care and guidance made possible our return to the USA. And many thanks to all of you who reached out with well wishes. Rita and I so appreciate it," the actor wrote.
The couple had shared their experience in isolation, offered advice to those sheltering in place and even Wilson rapped to the 1992 hip hop hit "Hip Hop Hooray" by the rap group Naughty by Nature.