Monday, November 25, 2019
Fred Rogers was born on March 20, 1928.
This video is an interview with Fred Rogers on Monday, October 19, 1987. That was the year I graduated from UC Irvine, and I was working part-time at May Company with two other dormmates who also graduated in 1987.
As I listen to him, I compare his personality to Tom Hanks playing Fred Rogers. They have opposite personalities. Fred was shy, quiet, soft, and sedated, while Tom Hanks is quirky, loud, extroverted, and he has a strong personality. That is why I didn’t feel Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers while watching the movie last night.
Fred Rogers died of stomach cancer at 85, in February 2013.
I decided to add a video of Tom Hanks’ interview, where he talks about playing Fred Rogers in Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. This interview was posted on Youtube on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.