Rita Wilson has opened up about her battle with breast cancer and how the illness actually managed to bring her and husband of 27 years Tom Hanks closer. The 58 year old actress underwent a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with the disease and is now in recovery, even returning to her Broadway play, Fish in the Dark.

Tom Hanks and Rita WilsonWilson and Tom Hanks have been married for 27 years.

“Who knew it would make you even closer?” Wilson told the New York Times. “You never know how your spouse is going to react in a situation like this. I was so amazed, so blown away by the care my husband gave me. It was such a normal, intimate time.”

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The actress has decided to use the fame that comes with being half of one of Hollywood’s most powerful couples to help other women who might be going through a similar experience. Wilson’s initial test for the disease had come back negative, however she decided to get a second opinion, feeling that deep down something was really wrong.

“For me, this is about telling people, 'You can get a second opinion -- your insurance will pay for it, even Obamacare, God bless it, will pay for it,'" Wilson said. "It's so easy to say, 'I'm just being paranoid,’' but you should trust your gut.”

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Now she’s in recovery Wilson has returned to Fish in the Dark which co-stars Larry David and runs through mid-July at the Court theatre on Broadway. Once the play finishes Wilson has plenty more projects to keep her busy in the coming months, including a new album due out in the fall and a recurring role on ‘Girls’.