Bosom Buddies is notable for being the first big break for Tom Hanks, then 24, and paired him with relative newcomer Peter Scolari, then 25. “One of them was this kid they found out of New York who was understudying off-Broadway,” recalls Buddies director Joel Zwick of Hanks. Even so, it remains beloved to many, including Hanks, who stayed close to his co-star until Scolari’s death in October 2021 from leukemia. Of the current wave of anti-drag legislation, Zwick, 81, says: “They claim children are going to be hurt by drag shows. The kid probably has no idea it’s not a woman anyway.”THR’s review of Bosom Buddies in 1981This story first appeared in the March 16 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
Source: The Star March 18, 2023 18:23 UTC