Some “nepo babies,” such as Gigi Hadid, have made wildly successful careers for themselves by taking advantage of the opportunities their famous families have afforded them. Others, however, seem to crumble under the pressure of being in the spotlight (often from a young age), taking dark and troubling routes rather than coasting through Hollywood with ease. A star who seems to fall into the latter category is Chet Hanks, son of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson.
While he has had some noteworthy acting roles over the years, the 32-year-old’s name is often embroiled in controversy, showing him in a negative light. He’s previously been accused of cultural appropriation after going viral several times while speaking in a Jamaican accent on social media, and now, Eric André is spilling on his time spent working with Hanks. During a recent conversation with Rolling Stone, the comedian described the Your Honor star as “emotionally disturbed,” among other things.
Eric’s Experience Working with Chet Hanks
“Chet Hanks was a tough cookie,” André recalled of working with the California native on his self-titled show. “He broke our crew. It felt like ‘Rust.’ He broke us down,” the 39-year-old further explained, comparing Hanks to Alec Baldwin’s western film that was shut down several months back after the unexpected death of Halyna Hutchins on set. Apparently, the environment he created on the Eric André Show was equally as “dangerous” and could’ve seriously injured other cast and crew members.
The Bad Trip star went on to share that “[Chet] is… emotionally disturbed. He stole a motorcycle and rode it around. He almost knocked a bunch of grips and gaffers off their ladders.” Thankfully, André’s creative control allowed him to “edit out all [the] bullshit” Hanks pulled off while trying to prank Eric back. “He’s not well. How did Colin Hanks come out so good and Chet Hanks come out so bad?” the Florida native pondered.
Actor Reportedly Tried to Sleep with Ziwe
Elsewhere in his interview, André alleged that Chet Hanks tried to sleep with talk show host Ziwe, who he previously went to school with. “I talked to Ziwe about it. God, what a guy. Now he’s the executive producer on the show and the president of Adult Swim,” the funny man quipped. Just last year, the embattled entertainer appeared on the female host’s Showtime series, at which time he went viral for his various on-screen antics. See for yourself in the video above, and check back later for more pop culture news updates.