Tom Hanks attends the Los Angeles premiere of Apple Primary Films’ “Finch” at The Pacific Structure Middle on November 2, 2021 in West Hollywood, California. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Pictures

Jeff Bezos’ area tourism organization Blue Origin is keen to get Hollywood celebrities to be between the early adopters of its suborbital spaceflight. Past thirty day period, a Blue Origin New Shepard rocket blasted the 90-year-aged Star Trek star William Shatner into house. But Shatner was not Bezos’ 1st option. On the hottest episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Tuesday, Tom Hanks said the Amazon boss had requested him ahead of featuring the ride to Shatner. He turned it down mainly because of the significant rate tag.

“It fees like $28 million or anything like that,” Hanks explained to Kimmel. “And I’m accomplishing fantastic, Jimmy—I’m executing good—but I ain’t paying out $28 [million] bucks.”

Hanks appeared on the display to boost his new film, Finch, in which he plays an astronaut.

“You know what, we could simulate the expertise of going to place correct now. It is about a 12-minute flight? That about it?” the actor reported. He then made the viewers chuckle by gyrating in his chair, mimicking the encounter of sitting down in an ascending rocket.

“I don’t need to have to shell out 28 million bucks to do that,” he stated.

“Even if it was free, you wouldn’t do that?” Kimmel questioned.

Hanks responded, jokingly, “No. I’m executing it on occasion just to encounter the joy, pretending I’m a billionaire.”

Curiously, Shatner, who ended up getting the Blue Origin ride for true, didn’t pay out for the excursion, in accordance to The Wall Street Journal. He was detailed as a guest for the flight.

On returning to Earth, Shatner informed Bezos that the trip was “unbelievable” and something “everybody in the globe requires to do.”

Tom Hanks Turned Down Jeff Bezos’ Offer to Fly to Space Because of the Hefty Price Tag