Tom Hanks had an out-of-this-world offer, but he chose to keep his feet firmly on the ground.
While chatting with Jimmy Kimmel, the actor confirmed a longstanding rumor that he had a chance to go to space on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket. However, the opportunity wasn't free.
The affable actor said he could have boarded the rocket "provided I pay."
"It costs like $28 million or something like that," he said. "And I'm doing good, Jimmy — I'm doing good — but I ain't paying $28 million. You know what, we could simulate the experience of going to space right now."
Tom then encouraged everyone in the audience to slouch down in their chairs and shake for four minutes, insinuating that he was mimicking the rocket.
"I don't need to spend 28 million bucks to do that," he said. "I can do that at home."
If space travel were free, Tom admitted he would do it "on occasion just to experience the joy, pretending I'm a billionaire."
The space story comes just a few weeks after William Shatner shot up to space aboard the Blue Origin's New Shepard capsule.
At the age of 90, the "Star Trek" icon became the oldest person to go to space. After landing, the former Captain Kirk was moved to emotion while discussing the experience with Bezos, who owns the space tourism company.
"What you have given me is the most profound experience I could imagine," Shatner said. "I'm so filled with emotion about what just happened. It's extraordinary. I hope I never recover from this. I hope I maintain what I feel now. I don't want to lose it. It's so much larger than me, and life."