Tom Hanks, who won an Oscar for his role as a gay man suffering from AIDS in the film "Philadelphia", 

said that if he made the film today, he would not be playing the role of a straight actor and "right".

The journalist asked Hanks about two of his most famous films -"Philadelphia" from 1993

 and "Forrest Gump" from 1994, in which he plays a character with an indefinite intellectual disability.

Hanks called both films "timely films in a time you may not be able to make now."

“One of the reasons people weren’t afraid of that movie is that I played a gay man,” Hanks said. 

I don't think people would accept the inauthenticity of an honest man posing as a gay guy."

At the time of Philadelphia's release, it was the first major Hollywood film to portray the AIDS crisis.

“It’s not a crime, it’s not a good thing that anyone would say we would demand more film in the modern realm of authenticity,” he said.

Hanks also went on to defend "Forrest Gump," a film he said was removed as a "wise nostalgia party" 

"I might get weepy thinking about it now," Hanks said.