Five Favourite Actors: Anthony Hopkins [1/5]I think you have to be sure every time you get out of bed to be grateful for another day. There are no guarantees. I used to have a fear of failure when I was young. You can’t live with that. Nor can you live with an insatiable desire for success because that’s just as bad and as crippling. That’s toxic. I may have won an Oscar and been knighted, but I still have to look in the shaving mirror in the morning and see the same old face there. So it doesn’t change your life that much.
Jodie: I’ve done very little theater in my life, in fact, I’ve done almost none, but I always say if there’s one play I could do, I could do The Silence of the Lambs pretty much from the beginning of my career to the end. That exchange between the two of them, the dialogue between the two of them is so thick with meaning. He respects her for giving to him in a way that’s fair, you know? That’s just and fair and human. […]
Anthony: […] this young woman, who doesn’t have the physical strength of a man, comes and visits the monster. And I think he’s amused by it. He thinks ‘Oh, she’s got courage. She’s coming to visit me? Wow. That’s something.’ And I think he responds to it.
Prince Richard: You haven’t said you loved me.
Philip II: When the time comes.
The Lion in Winter (1968)