"I'm nothing like Fred Rogers in any way, shape, or form," he added. "Except, I think, I wake up in the morning thinking, 'Hey, it's a nice day, it's a good day. Let's try to make it a little bit better."
Rogers hosted the children's show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" from 1968 to 2001.
He was also the subject of the critically acclaimed documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" which debuted in 2018.
Rogers died from stomach cancer in 2003.
"A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood" is slated to hit theaters on Nov. 22.