Anthony Hopkins, the “Silence of the Lambs” star, 82, gave one of his most satisfying cinematic performances in “Silence of the Lambs.” His psychopathic yet charming character blended with Clarice Starling’s determined and amiable pursuit of justice.
Upon reflecting on the film, Hopkins said, “My gosh, thirty years. That wasn’t me, by the way, I was acting,” Hopkins joked to ET’s Nischelle Turner. “I’m not really Hannibal Lecter. At least, I don’t think. I knew when I started playing him; I knew it would work. It’s one of those parts [where] yes, it changed everything. I’m very grateful to that.”
Hopkins added that one of his fondest memories on set was spooking everyone out,” Entertainment Tonight (etonline.com) reported.
“I remember scaring everyone. Everyone was scared of me,” he recalled. “It was just a lot of fun. Jonathan Demme is a great director … and Jodie Foster is marvelous to work with. It was wonderful.”
“I just knew exactly what I was doing, and I enjoyed it,” he continued. “I always make sure I enjoy what I do, not make a big deal of it. And that’s OK; I’m an actor. That’s why I pretend that I’m somebody. I’m not those people, but I pretend to be them”, Entertainment Tonight continued.
The Silence of the Lambs was only the third movie to ever sweep “The Big Five” at the Academy Awards.
Now, CBS has released the first trailer for its eagerly anticipated sequel series to The Silence of the Lambs.
“Clarice’s bravery gives her an inner light that draws monsters and madmen to her. However, her complex psychological makeup that comes from a challenging childhood empowers her to begin to find her voice while working in a man’s world, as well as escape the family secrets that have haunted her throughout her life,” yahoo.com. reports.
“The teaser trailer includes flashes to some imagery from the lair of serial killer Buffalo Bill, who Starling tracked down and killed in Silence,” EW.com reports.
We look onward to the sequel.
The premiere will air on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 10 p.m.