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It Is A Very Peculiar Business Being An Actor: Anthony Hopkins

Written by: Monojit M

Legendary actor Anthony Hopkins, who is famous for his role as Hannibal Lecter in the movie The Silence of the Lambs, states that it is a "very peculiar business" being an actor.

Hopkins will be seen back on the small screen in the upcoming TV series Westworld, directed by Jonathan Nolan.

Anthony Hopkins

When asked what actually attracted him to the small screen again, Hopkins said, "Well, my agent phoned one day and said would you like to be in 'Westworld'? I said, 'What, the old movie?' She said, 'It's HBO' - and I hadn't done television in years."

"They sent me the script and I said: 'Play Doctor Ford? It's very complicated'. But I said I'd do it - and that was back in 2014," Hopkins added.

Hopkins went on saying, "When people ask me, you know, at these interviews - and I've done many over the years - 'Why did you become an actor?' I say, 'Well, it beats working, doesn't it?' And they say, 'What?' Well, it beats working for a living."

"They say, 'Why did you take this part?' Well, nobody else will do it. It baffles them because they wanted me to give a controlled answer: 'Well, I did it because of the arc of the part and the narrative'."

"But I said, 'I have no idea'. And it's not a pose - I mean it. It's a very peculiar business, being an actor." The legendary actor stated.

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