Winkler's answer regarding Hanks was very telling.
Henry Winkler would have one major condition if he signed on for a "Happy Days" reboot.
Appearing on "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" on Thursday night, a caller asked the legendary actor about TooFab's story that former costar Cathy Silvers -- who played Jenny Piccolo on the series -- was working on a reboot. The viewer wondered what Winkler thought about her saying she hoped he and Ron Howard would join.
"You know Cathy is a lovely young woman," Winkler graciously began, after telling Andy Cohen who she played back in the day. "Godspeed if she can get a reboot. I would have to have that leather jacket let out!"
Cohen noted that Winkler previously told him he had a 27-inch waist when he played Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli. "I did," added Henry. "I had abs at that time, they also fell out of my body."
Speaking with TooFab, Silvers said, "It's time for a comeback. I'm working with writers now on it. Cause it makes sense now. We're waiting for the green light, but I'm on board." She added, "We're gonna stick me behind Arnold's bar. If Henry will do it, he'll live upstairs. If Ronnie wants to come back, we'll put him and Marion in the Cunningham living room. That's pretty much what "Happy Days Again" is gonna be... we need it, it's time."
Winkler was asked about another actor elsewhere in the show, after a caller wondered if rumors of a rift between him and Tom Hanks were true. Winkler was the original director for the Hanks-starring "Turner & Hooch," before he was replaced by Roger Spottiswoode. In an interview with Howard Stern back in 2012, Winkler noted, "Let's just say I got along better with Hooch than I did with Turner."
Though he didn't mention Hanks by name in his answer, his response was once again very telling.
"I was directing that movie for 13 days and then I was called into Jeff Katzenberg's office and he said, 'Do you have everything with you? Go home,'" he recalled. "I got along great with that dog. Love that dog. That was the dog movie, love that dog. Big dog."
When asked if he ever ended up seeing the movie after someone else finished it, he shadily added, "I don't remember the title of that movie."
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