Actor Anthony Hopkins, known for his portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs, says being an actor is a “very peculiar business”.
Hopkins will be back on the small screen with Jonathan Nolan’s ‘Westworld’, which will premiere in India on Star World Premiere HD.
Hopkins will be seen playing role of an enigmatic doctor Robert Ford, who has both a fascination with the creatures he has brought to life and a casual disregard for them.
Asked what attracted him to the project, Hopkins said he has no idea.
“When people ask me, you know, at these interviews - and I’ve done many over the years - ‘Why did you become an actor?’ I say, ‘Well, it beats working, doesn’t it?’ And they say, ‘What?’ Well, it beats working for a living. It’s a very peculiar business, being an actor.”, said Hopkins.
The Oscar-winning star said he is not cynical, “It’s just that I don’t have any opinions about anything anymore. Maybe that’s just ignorance, but I don’t care,” he said.