How cool is this?
Tom Hanks just found out that he’s related to Mister Rogers!
According to Ancestry.com, The two entertainment legends are sixth cousins and share the same great-great-great-great-great grandfather, Johannes Mefford.
What makes this even more interesting is that Hanks, a Bay Area native, will be playing the iconic Rogers in the upcoming film, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.”
Before a special screening of the film in New York, Access Hollywood broke the news to Hanks. They also displayed a chart showing Hanks’ family history and that in fact, the two are related!
Hanks had fun with the news and said, “it all just comes together, you see. I would like to see if Johnny Depp is related to Fred Rogers. Can you find out from Ancestry.com?”
“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” hits theaters this Friday.