15:53 11 December 2012
He has played so many roles in the past but Anthony Hopkins still finds some roles “daunting.” The actor, who plays the lead role of Alfred Hitchcock in his latest film, arrived at the British Film Institute Cinema at South Bank Centre in London after failing to attend previous premieres for the film.
The legendary actor told reporters at the premiere that he found the role of film director “daunting.”
He said: “It was a tough role to play, just tricky because everyone knows him and he has been such a formidable presence in our living rooms through the years and probably the most famous director of all time - so it was daunting.”
The actor also revealed that he only saw the movie once it was done. He explained: “I didn’t want to hear my voice back or see any of it, I wouldn’t see any playback because I didn’t want to shock myself.”
He continued: “I saw the film when it was finally cut together and I was very pleased with it.”
Meanwhile, his co-star Dame Helen Miren who was also at the London premiere, said that she was nervous to work with Anthony Hopkins.
She said, as quoted by the Mail Online: “I was nervous, as you can imagine, he is such a hugely iconic actor and so brilliant. But on the other hand we both come out of theatre so we had that understanding between us and it turned out to be a really wonderful experience.”
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