The Coronavirus has made a major impact on the entertainment industry. Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks were some of the first celebrities to contract COVID-19. After being asked to self-isolate, Wilson and her husband needed to find creative ways to keep themselves entertained. Wilson is keeping herself busy by answering texts from her fans.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson tested positive for Coronavirus
The famous couple has been in Australia filming an Elvis Presley-inspired film with Baz Luhrmann. On March 11, Hanks released a statement on his Instagram account announcing that he and his wife were experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19.
Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive.
Tom Hanks, Instagram
Throughout their recovery, Hanks and Wilson have been keeping their fans updated on social media.
Rita Wilson is asking fans to text her
To keep herself entertained during quarantine, Wilson took to Instagram to ask fans to text her.
To keep herself busy, Wilson reached out to her 973,000 followers and asked them to text her while she practices social distancing.
Wilson gave out her cell phone number requesting fans to text her suggestions for her “Quarantunes playlist” or to see what she’s up to. She also offered to let fans know when she would be in their city “once we can leave our houses.”
She even offered to clue fans in on upcoming projects before they happen. “I will get back to you in due time, ’cause I’m gonna be probably spending a lot of time on text!” Wilson said.
In case fans missed Wilson’s number in the video, she included it in the caption of the photo as well. Once all of this is over and life goes back to normal, Wilson’s may need to change her number! But for now, she’s chatting it up with her fans to pass the time.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson’s recovery
Hanks and Wilson have been very vocal about combatting the Coronavirus. They have both shared they were well taken care of in Australia, taking a “one-day-at-a-time” approach to their recovery.
Hanks recently posted an update to Instagram, letting fans know the status of his condition and encourage fans to help “flatten the curve” by practicing social distancing:
Hey folks. Good News: One week after testing Positive, in self-isolation, the symptoms are much the same. No fever but the blahs. Folding the laundry and doing the dishes leads to a nap on the couch. Bad news: My wife @ritawilson has won 6 straight hands of Gin Rummy and leads by 201 points. But I have learned not to spread my Vegemite so thick. I travelled here with a typewriter, one I used to love. We are all in this together. Flatten the curve. Hanx
Tom Hanks, Instagram
Leslee Dart, a representative for Hanks, told People: “Tom and Rita are doing very well and continue to recover. Their recovery is very much on course for healthy adults with this virus. They are feeling better each day.”
Wilson appears to be on the mend in her most recent Instagram post. Her physical appearance and overall attitude towards her recovery are encouraging to people around the world. Hopefully, both she and Hanks make a full recovery soon.