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Silence of the Lambs anniversary: How Jodie Foster 'couldn't be near' Anthony Hopkins

By JENNY DESBOROUGH

 

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Silence of the Lambs - why Jodie Foster avoided Anthony Hopkins (Image: Orion)

 

Silence of the Lambs has received worldwide recognition as one of the best films ever made since its release 30 years ago, winning five Oscars - including for its stars Jodie Foster and Sir Anthony Hopkins. But on set, the pair saw far less of each other than fans might have expected. In fact, Jodie Foster, who played Clarice Starling, says their relationship was fairly distant during the filming, partly because of how frightened she was of him.

 

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film’s release, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster sat down on Zoom to discuss their work, in Variety’s Actors on Actors.

 

Speaking about the read-through on Silence of the Lambs, Jodie said: “As you launched into Hannibal Lecter I felt a chill come over the room, I was gripped...

 

Full Story: https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/1396886/Silence-of-the-Lambs-anniversary-30th-jodie-foster-anthony-hopkins-hannibal-lecter-evg

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Sir A. Hopkins ,excellent actor, one of my favourites so I can understand JF's reaction with such an actor in that kind of movie. Although not based on a true story T. Harris did apparently base his book characters on real people. Hannibal was based on a Mexican convict and the FBI agents based on real FBI operatives Harris had met. The Idea of a criminal helping authorities catch another criminal, apparently came from the T. Bundy case while he was on 'death row'. If JF knew all of that, it must have felt real to her.

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Hopkins is one of the best actors of all time.

 

Imagine being able to "produce" the characters of Hannibal Lecter, Mr Stevens (the butler in Remains of the Day), and Nixon (Oliver Stone movie) and a host of roles all totally disparate.

 

Even so, in some ways Hopkins, like all great actors, is simply playing Hopkins.  That deep Welsh voice is immediately recognisable, no matter what the role.

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Hopkins is one of the best actors of all time.

 

Imagine being able to "produce" the characters of Hannibal Lecter, Mr Stevens (the butler in Remains of the Day, and Nixon (Oliver Stone director), and all totally different, discrete.

 

However, that Hopkins voice is, in all the characters he plays, utterly Welsh!

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4 minutes ago, blazes said:

 

 

Imagine being able to "produce" the characters of Hannibal Lecter, Mr Stevens (the butler in Remains of the Day, and Nixon (Oliver Stone director), and all totally different, discrete.

 

 

 

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