Tom Hanks has had to give up coffee - because it made him put on so much weight. The Oscar-winning actor admits he became addicted to milky coffee during the filming of 'The Terminal', in which he plays an Eastern European refugee who lives in an airport and spends most of his time in its coffee shops. So he decided to swap his latte for cups of tea, especially famous British brand PG Tips. He said: "I had to give up coffee because I was drinking so many lattes. I was putting away half a galloon of milk in a day. I found maybe I should do something to my diet so I gave up coffee and I'm drinking tea - delightful PG Tips. I don't care about caffeine, it's the milk that was getting to me."
The 'Forrest Gump' star's weight has fluctuated over the years, due to the roles he has had to play.
In 1993 he had to lose a lot of weight to portray an Aids-stricken lawyer in 'Philadelphia', while in 2000 he had to play a fat man who becomes thin in 'Castaway'.
He initially had to get his weight up to 16 stone before enduring a rigorous diet and exercise routine to play the man starving on a desert island.
He said at the time: "Being so overweight is not that pleasant.
It affects your sleep, your legs, never mind your cholesterol.
Then it was hard to lose - a lot harder than when I was younger."