HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Tom Hanks att
Tom Hanks attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
  • Actor Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, announced via Twitter on Wednesday that they both tested positive for Covid-19 while in Australia filming for one of Hanks' movies.
  • They've been in recovery since then, making a Spotify playlist and sharing updates on social media.
  • On Sunday, Hanks shared a picture on Twitter of toast covered in popular Australian spread Vegemite, which is savory and has a famously acquired taste.
  • Fans and followers from Australia were quick to poke fun at the actor for the excessive amount of Vegemite he used.
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Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, have been in self-isolation after they both tested positive for COVID-19 while in Australia for one of Hanks' films, the couple announced on Wednesday.

The actors have seemed to document their self-quarantine activities - from making a Spotify playlist called "Quarantunes" to talking to fans on social media.

On Sunday, Hanks shared a photo on Twitter of two pieces of toast covered in Vegemite, the iconic savoury spread loved by Australians. Vegemite is said to have a notably strong flavour and, similar to something like black coffee, is an acquired taste.

In his tweet, Hanks wrote: "Thanks to the Helpers. Let's take care of ourselves and each other."

The "Forrest Gump" actor's Vegemite-spreading method wasn't met with approval by native Australians, according to tweets sent in response to his food picture.

Some people even shared graphics with Hanks that showed what many Australians apparently consider to be socially acceptable amounts of Vegemite.

As a whole, Hanks' fans and followers couldn't get enough of the Vegemite.

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