updated 10/19/2012 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 10/19/2012 AT 10:20 AM ET
Tom Hanks took a G-rated morning show into R-rated territory, using the F-word on-air Friday.
Appearing on ABC’s Good Morning America, the Oscar winner, 56, was asked by Elizabeth Vargas to speak in the accent of one of the characters from his new movie Cloud Atlas.
“Most of it is swear words,” he warned. Then, in a thick accent, he said, “I want people to f–––ing ” – before stopping himself, slapping his hand to his mouth, and quickly apologizing.