Mr Rogers' widow praises the achievements of Tom Hanks as her deceased husband

& # 39; He's cute as Fred! & # 39; Mr. Rogers' widow praises the & # 39; beautiful & # 39; performance of Tom Hanks as her deceased husband in & # 39; fantastic & # 39; new biopic – which she says is & # 39; very needed now & # 39;

  • Joanne Rogers was married 51 years before his death in 2003 to Fred Rogers for 51 years
  • She complimented the new film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
  • The 91-year-old especially enjoyed actor Tom Hanks, who played her husband for the film, which focuses on the career of the television star
  • & # 39; One of the nicest things about this movie is that Tom Hanks plays Fred Rogers, & # 39; she told People
  • The film premiered on Friday and has already received rave reviews from viewers
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Mr. Roger's widow, Joanne Rogers, has given her deceased husband's stamp of approval and says that actor Tom Hanks is there & # 39; adorable & # 39; looks like the TV star.

When you speak People, the 91-year-old expressed her excitement about the Rogers movie entitled A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, mainly because Hanks was chosen to play it.

& # 39; One of the nicest things about this movie is that Tom Hanks plays Fred Rogers. Fred Rogers was a big fan of Tom Hanks, & # 39; Joanne told the publication and added: & # 39; He looks cute like Fred. & # 39;

Love: Joanne Rogers (photo in July) was married to Fred Rogers for 51 years before his death in 2003 at the age of 74

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Love: Joanne Rogers (photo in July) was married to Fred Rogers for 51 years before his death in 2003 at the age of 74

Proud: she complimented the new film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood about Rogers from when he was in Mr. Neighborhood of Rogers was

Proud: she complimented the new film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood about Rogers from when he was in Mr. Neighborhood of Rogers was

Proud: she complimented the new film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood about Rogers from when he was in Mr. Neighborhood of Rogers was

High praise: actor Tom Hanks, in particular, was complimented by Joanne for his imagination of her husband, which she said Frank would have loved

High praise: actor Tom Hanks, in particular, was complimented by Joanne for his imagination of her husband, which she said Frank would have loved

High praise: actor Tom Hanks, in particular, was complimented by Joanne for his imagination of her husband, which she said Frank would have loved

Joanne, a pianist, was married to Rogers for 51 years before he died in 2003 died of stomach cancer at the age of 74.

After watching the movie, she said it was a & # 39; fantastic tribute to Fred & # 39; used to be.

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& # 39; I think he would like this very much, & # 39; Joanne added. & # 39; There is great energy there. It is now a very necessary film. & # 39;

The biographical film follows journalist Lloyd Vogel, played by Matthew Rhys, when he accepts the opportunity to write a profile about Rogers for Esquire when the television star near Mr. Rogers was.

For Joanne, she hopes that the film is something positive for people to watch.

& # 39; I hope everyone feels good about it & # 39 ;, she said.

The film is now in the cinema and has already received rave reviews from critics and attendees, with a 96 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Last year a documentary about the television star titled Won & # 39; t You Be My Neighbor? and also did well with the public.

Throwback: & # 39; I think he would really like this & # 39 ;, said Joanne (pictured with her husband) about the film. & # 39; There is great energy there. It is now a very necessary film & # 39;

Throwback: & # 39; I think he would really like this & # 39 ;, said Joanne (pictured with her husband) about the film. & # 39; There is great energy there. It is now a very necessary film & # 39;

Throwback: & # 39; I think he would really like this & # 39 ;, said Joanne (pictured with her husband) about the film. & # 39; There is great energy there. It is now a very necessary film & # 39;

Popular: the film is now in the cinema and has already received rave reviews from critics and attendees, with a 96 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes

Popular: the film is now in the cinema and has already received rave reviews from critics and attendees, with a 96 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes

Popular: the film is now in the cinema and has already received rave reviews from critics and attendees, with a 96 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes

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Earlier this week, it was discovered that Hanks was possibly related to Rogers through a distant relative.

Hanks was on the red carpet for the movie's premiere then Access to Hollywood explained what they discovered through Ancestry.com. According to the publication, the famous entertainers share a distant relative in Johannes Meffert, who was born in 1732, and are actually sixth cousins.

The news was told to Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson. And both seemed puzzled by the revelation.

& # 39; No, impossible. No, you pull our leg, & Wilson said at the time.

Hanks added: & # 39; I would like to see if Johnny Depp is related to Fred Rogers. & # 39;

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But Joanne was overwhelmed by the news when it was also shared with her during the film's premiere.

& # 39; That's just great! Now that's great, and Fred would have loved it. He loved pedigree things, & she said.

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