Won’t you be my relative?
Through research conducted by Ancestry, a genealogy service that charts users’ lineage via its database of more than 20 billion public records,Tom Hankswas shocked to learn that he is, in fact, sixth cousins with the lateFred Rogers.
Access Hollywoodsurprised Hanks, 63, with the results at a New York City screening of the star’s upcoming filmA Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a drama in which Hanks steps into Rogers’ iconic sweater to embody the gentle children’s TV host.
”No, impossible … you’re pulling our leg,” the actor’s wife,Rita Wilson, said upon hearing the news, scanning a family tree diagram.
“Listen,” said Hanks, harping on the significance of the revelation, “it all just comes together, you see