“My experience was even more complicated because, on top of fame already being toxic, I wasn’t even famous,” Hanks said.
He was perceived, he said, as “arrogant, entitled and spoiled” by his peers and “didn’t have a strong male role model” to impress upon him that “they are just jealous of you.”
Hanks, 31, and his brother Truman, 26, are the sons of the Oscar-winning actor and Wilson, his wife. The elder Hanks also has a son, Colin Hanks, 44, and a daughter, Elizabeth Hanks, 39, from his previous marriage to Samantha Lewes.
Chet Hanks said he was prejudged by people.
“It was extremely hard to break down their walls,” he shared. “So, I encountered a lot of disdain, a lot of animosity and negativity because everybody was just prepared to hate my guts.”