If Jeff BezosReally wanted to place Tom Hanks in space for some kind of weird “Apollo 13” fantasy, he could’ve at least footed the bill.

Jimmy Kimmel asked the “Finch” star Tuesday if it was true that the billionaire Amazon founder, who recently sent actor William Shatner up on a brief spaceflightHanks was also interested.

“Well, yeah, provided I pay!” Hanks said, explaining why he had no interest in playing Woody to Bezos’ Buzz Lightyear.

“You know, it cost 28 million bucks or something like that,” Hanks said. “And I’m doing good, Jimmy, I’m doing good. But I ain’t paying 28 [million] bucks.”

Bezos’ rocket company Blue Origin has declined to publicly state just how much it costs to fly on its distinctively shaped craftBut The New York Times It was reported by October that Bezos claimed the company’s sales are close to $100 millions.

Hanks, for his part, seemed to think it’s absurd to spend so much money on a relatively short thrill.

“You know what, we could simulate the experience of going to space right now,” he told Kimmel’s audience Tuesday. “It’s about a 12-minute flight, is that about it? It’s a twelve-minute flight. OK. We could all do it in our seats right here.”

Hanks mockariously simulated in-flight, which he said involves lots of sitting down and flopping as forces of physics push you around.

“I don’t need to spend 28 million bucks to do that. I can do that at home,” he said.

Kimmel asked Hanks later if he would be open to spaceflight if it were for free.

“I’d do it on occasion, just in order to experience the joy. Pretending I’m a billionaire,” Hanks joked.

Second from the left is William Shatner (actor), who became the oldest human to reach space in October with a 10-minute flight.
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Shatner, 90, became the oldest person to fly into space during last month’s Blue Origin flight. The “Star Trek” star seemed deeply affected by the trip, saying Bezos had given him “the most profound experience.”

Bezos had also a July birthday quite the reactionHe went to space and told the public at a press conference that he had just returned from his maiden flight. “I want to thank every Amazon employee and every Amazon customer, because you guys paid for all of this.”

Source: HuffPost.com.

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