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Anya Taylor-Pleasure Says Her Husband Proposed to Her on the ‘Forrest Gump’ Benchtheinsiderinsight

Anya Taylor-Pleasure is revealing her stunning connection to Forrest Gump.

Letterboxd posted a clip on Instagram of an interview with the Queen’s Gambit star, 28, selling her latest movie Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga along with her costar Chris Hemsworth on Saturday, July 6 — which is the thirtieth anniversary of the discharge date of the traditional movie starring Tom Hanks because the titular character.

Within the clip, Hemsworth, 40, requested Taylor-Pleasure if one thing “particular” in her life occurred on the long-lasting bench from the film.

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“Sure, my husband by chance proposed to me on the Forrest Gump bench in Savannah,” she replied, including that it was a “full accident.”

Malcolm McRae and Anya Taylor-Pleasure in April 2023.

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“And he is a boy from Alabama and I am blonde so…it simply occurred,” the Dune: Half Two star continued. “I hear that music and I cry like a child.”

Letterboxd captioned the publish, “Fascinated about Anya Taylor-Pleasure’s wedding ceremony proposal right now 💍.”

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The British-American actor secretly married musician Malcolm McRae in New Orleans in April 2022 earlier than the couple celebrated a second wedding ceremony in Venice, Italy, in October 2023.

McRae, 30, and Taylor-Pleasure — who share an April 16 birthday — usually publish about one another on social media, however the connection between their proposal and Forrest Gump wasn’t beforehand identified.

Tom Hanks in ‘Forrest Gump’.

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The bench within the 1994 movie — which starred Sally Area as Forrest’s mom and Robin Wright as his love curiosity — served a pivotal function within the movie, directed by Robert Zemeckis. Many of the story is advised in flashbacks, with Forrest recounting his life story to strangers he meets on the bench whereas ready for a bus.

It is unlikely, nonetheless, that McRae proposed to Taylor-Pleasure on the exact same bench that Hanks sat on throughout filming. That bench now lives on the Savannah History Museum in Georgia.

The couple probably received engaged on the same bench on the Chippewa Square Bus Stop in Savannah, the place the scenes had been shot.

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