(CNN) — Jeff Bezos offered Tom Hanks a ride to space on his Blue Origin rocket, but it came at a price.
The actor inveterated that Bezos had asked him during an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Tuesday, saying if he accepted the offer, he was likely to pay.READ MORE: Delta Air Lines to 'strategically decrease' flights this summer
“Well yeah, provided I pay,” Hanks said. “It costs like $28 million or something like that. And I’m doing good, Jimmy — I’m doing good — but I ain’t paying $28 million. You know what, we could simulate the experience of going to space right now.”
Hanks, who appeared to promote his new movie “Finch,” mimicked shaking in a rocket while in his chair, saying, “I don’t need to spend 28 million bucks to do that.”READ MORE: Musicians cancel performances at upcoming NRA convention
He also paid tribute to his late friend, actor Peter Scolari, whom he worked with on the sitcom “Bosom Buddies.” Kimmel played a clip from a 1981 episode of the show, with Hanks saying the two were so connected.
“Peter has a lovely family, his wife Tracy, absolutely great kids and we lost him to the emperor of all maladies. So thanks for letting us show that,” Hanks said.MORE NEWS: Apple stores file papers to unionize, including 1 in Atlanta
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