"Everybody takes off, Oprah, the former president, they're all gone. And I have a bike that you couldn't deliver newspapers with."
Vacationing with the Obamas and Oprah isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, at least according to Tom Hanks.
At a recent taping of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” the Oscar-winning actor discussed his now infamous vacation to French Polynesia along with Barack and Michelle Obama, Bruce Springsteen, Oprah, and others saying it was “off the scales fantastic.”
Of the attention-grabbing vacation Hanks joked, “Both Oprah and I were really pissed off because, is this where we are in the world? Is this what’s going on with social media that Oprah and I cannot go on a billionaire’s boat to Tahiti with a former president of the United States and not keep it secret for God’s sake?”
But it appears not every aspect of the trip was as perfect as it looked in photos.
“I’ll tell you one thing that happened to Tom Hanks, little Tommy Hanks, on that trip,” Hanks said. “He gets screwed ... in the bad way, in the pejorative way, not in the delightful way.”
Hanks goes on to explain that while on an island excursion the mega-famous travelers decided to rent a few bicycles and adventure around, however, Hanks was stuck with the runt of the bicycle litter.
"The Secret Service guys hopped on these brand new shiny bikes with bells, and leather saddles, and those streamers that come off the handle bars," Hanks said, "Everybody takes off, Oprah, the former president, they're all gone. And I have a bike that you couldn't deliver newspapers with."
Hanks went on to explain his bike was an “undersized girl’s bike,” but even with his difficult situation it’s hard to find sympathy for the famous actor who got to shmooze with a few of the world’s favorite people in paradise.
Watch Hanks tell the entire story in the video below.