Tim Allen warned Tom Hanks about Toy Story 4’s emotional finale

Tom Hanks is grateful to his Toy Story 4 co-star Tim Allen for preparing him to face the emotional final pages of the film’s script.
The actor, who has voiced the film franchise’s lead character Woody since 1995, received texts from Allen that helped him brace for the story’s conclusion – so he wasn’t a blubbering mess in the studio.
“This is the end of the series and I’d gotten some texts from Tim – Tim Allen, who plays Buzz Lightyear, the astronaut,” Hanks said during a taped appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “These texts are saying, ‘Have you recorded yet? Have you been in? Have you had a session yet?’ I said, ‘No, not yet’. ‘You haven’t seen those last pages?’ ‘No, I haven’t seen them’. ‘Wait until you see those last pages. Tough one, tough one’.”
Hanks added, “We’re saying goodbye to Woody and Buzz and Bonnie’s room and Andy and everybody and it was emotional.”
Though Hanks has found it difficult to let Toy Story go, he’s grateful for the experience.
“It’s the most rewarding thing I could imagine being a part of,” he shared.
The final instalment of the series also features Tony Hale, Jordan Peele, Keegan Michael-Key, Keanu Reeves, and Christina Hendricks.
Toy Story 4 hits theatres on 21 June (19).