Sir Anthony Hopkins - Anthony Hopkins Takes Aim At Grumpy And Unpleasant Method Actors

Sir Anthony Hopkins goes out of his way to avoid working with method actors who stay in character when the cameras aren't rolling, as he finds them "unpleasant", "grumpy" and "miserable".

Daniel Day-Lewis recently hit headlines when it was revealed the cast and crew of Steven Spielberg's new movie Lincoln had to address the actor as "Mr. President" even when he wasn't filming scenes as assassinated U.S. leader Abraham Lincoln.

When asked about the Lincoln cast's methods, Hopkins reveals he did not stay in character during the shooting of his new film Hitchcock, about legendary moviemaker Sir Alfred Hitchcock, and he can't stand actors who take themselves too seriously.

He tells The Hollywood Reporter, "I don't (stay in character). There's no such thing. Well, you can do it if you want, but I don't go along with being called 'Mr. Hitchcock.' I think that's a lot of c**p. I just don't understand that. If actors want to do that, fine. If they want to be miserable, that's up to them. I'm not interested.

"It's a job. I do the job. I'm certainly not going to make my life miserable just to be a character... It's a pain in the a**. Who the hell wants to be with some miserable grump because he wants to get his performance right, so you have to call him this or call him that? It's so boring. I've been with actors like that and they're a pain in the a**, they really are. They're unpleasant to work with and I don't think they're always that good either. I've worked with some awkward customers, fortunately not too many. I go out of my way never to work with them again."


Contactmusic

Tags: Anthony Hopkins

Advertisement

More Anthony Hopkins

James Marsden Lands Role in HBO's 'Westworld'

HBO is known for big budget television series featuring high calibre stars, and it looks like their latest project is no different. 'Westworld' is based...

Daniel Radcliffe & 4 More Celebrities Who Battled Alcoholism

Fame, fortune, talent and beauty are amongst the qualities those in the public eye enjoy. Unfortunately, they come with a heavy price of media attention,...

Noah Movie Review

Darren Aronofsky continues to ambitiously experiment with genres in this Old Testament blockbuster, but this is his first real misstep as a filmmaker, as the...

Noah Trailer

The cast and crew of ‘Noah’; director Darren Aronofsky, actors Russell Crowe and Emma Watson, and production designer Mark Friedberg; discuss the creation of the...

Advertisement

'Noah' Movie Makes First Waves In Mexico Despite Religious Controversy [Trailer]

Noah has received its world premiere in Mexico City where director Darren Aronofsky presented his biblical retelling at the Pepsi Centre with several members of...

Noah Trailer

Noah is a normal family man faced with major responsibility when his dark visions lead him to see God's plan to wipe out the corrupt...

Anthony Hopkins Replaced By John Voight in Ernest Hemingway Biopic

News has emerged regarding Andy Garcia's upcoming Ernest Hemingway movie: Sir Anthony Hopkins will not be playing the controversial writer with John Voigt stepping in...

Noah Trailer

When Noah is faced with a dark message from God thanks to his gift of envisioning the future, he realises he is the only person...

Advertisement

Comments

Anthony Hopkins Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Anthony Hopkins

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All