Josh Gad Reunites the Cast of Splash
A few weeks ago we shared the news that one of our favorite actors Josh Gad managed to make the most of his time at home by reuniting the cast of “Goonies..” Well, this week he was at it again and this time with the cast another much-loved 80s flick – Splash.
Gad invited Splash stars Darryl Hannah, Tom Hanks, Eugene Levy, along with director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer. And in a rather odd turn of events, Ryan Reynolds made a surprise appearance at the reunion to honour the late, great John Candy who played the role of Hank’s brother in the film.
You can take a look at the entire reunion here:
If you remember the Disney film follows Hank’s character who falls in love with Hannah’s mermaid named Madison after she saves him from drowning. When the mermaid decided to leave the ocean for love, hilarious hijinks ensue.
Hannah recalls the experience, “I was terrified because I was still, even though I was like 21 or 22, I still really hadn’t had a boyfriend,” Hannah, 59, said of all the kissing scenes in Splash. “I was terrified about the kiss.” According to a recent piece in People Magazine Hannah remembers filming the underwater scenes with Hanks, “Tom and I didn’t have masks so we couldn’t really see,” she said. “So it was like hit or miss whether we got the signals or understood them.”
Ron Howard added that everyone on the set of Splash was scuba diving experts by the end of it. “That was one of the best great adventures of the whole thing,” Hanks added. “Between going on vacation and getting paid to learn how to scuba dive.”
Hanks also discussed Hannah’s impressively realistic mermaid tail.“Daryl had to spend hours getting glued into that very painful thing,” he recalled. “I remember seeing your toes once, Daryl, and they had to squeeze them in so hard they were bleeding.”“I still have the scar!” Hannah responded, holding up her foot for the camera.
We are sending out a massive kudos to Josh Gad for once again conjuring up some Disney magic while at home and making this reunion a reality! We can’t wait to see what he comes up with next. In the meantime, you can check out Splash which is currently available to stream on Disney+
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