Anthony Hopkins: “‘The Father’ is one of my best films”

INTERVIEW – The unforgettable interpreter of Hannibal Lecter in Thesilenceofthelambs evokes the shocking shooting of Florian Zeller’s first film, his friendship with the French director and his second Oscar.

At 83 Spring, Anthony Hopkins is all about the man in a hurry. He looks at you with a touch of anxiety through the Zoom reunion screen created by the production of the film. Behind him, we can see a supplied library. We wait for him blase, distant. It is not so. The one who already won an Oscar for the role of Hannibal Lecter in Thesilenceofthelambs smiles furtively, listens to you intently, and speaks with quick, precise, habitual diction. As if he wanted to say everything. Or at least not to omit anything from the experience that was the shooting of Florian Zeller’s first film. The Father . An important role which will have enabled him to obtain a second Oscar, an almost unexpected reward at the twilight of the career of an actor who has nothing more to prove.

LE FIGARO. – How did this adventure start for you?

Anthony HOPKINS. – Very simply. It was in July 2017. My agent, Jeremy Barber, sent me Florian Zeller’s script for me to read. ” What do you think? “, he told me

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