Anthony Hopkins reveals the biggest regret of his career

Anthony Hopkins left his mark in a very particular and bloody role. However, he does not hide his regret for having agreed to wear this costume on several occasions. Needless to say, he would never use it again.

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Don’t believe for a moment that he will come back. Anthony Hopkins is definitely done with this role. Worse still, the British actor would almost go so far as to deny the role that made him famous throughout the world. Obviously this is the psychopath Hannibal Lecter. The cannibalistic serial killer originally imagined by novelist Thomas Harris received five films. In three of them, available on Paramount +, it is Anthony Hopkins who puts on his costume. However, if there is one thing he regrets, it is returning for a second and third film. “I did it once. It was a mistake to do it again.”declared the actor to the media. The envelopein 2016.

“The silence of the lambs was not bad”

The silence of the lambs It wasn’t bad. “It was a good movie.”, added Anthony Hopkins, implying that the sequels were not on the same level. A statement that leaves little doubt about his desire to wear the costume in the future. The second film, soberly titled Hannibalwas released in 2001, ten years later The silence of the lambs. It was Ridley Scott and no longer Jonathan Demme who was in charge of the story. The opportunity for Dr. Lecter’s only surviving victim, Mason Verger, to try to find him to make him suffer. All while Clarice Starling, now an FBI agent, also wanted to get hold of him. The third work dedicated to Hannibal Lecter in this film series, Red Dragonwas directed by Brett Ratner – to whom we also owe the final episode of the trilogy X Men, in 2005 – the following year. There, the FBI itself asks for help from Hannibal Lecter, who cannot unmask a new serial killer on the loose.

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Hannibal Lecter has returned in various forms since 2002

Since the end of this bloody trilogy with Anthony Hopkins, the audiovisual projects about the cannibal psychiatrist have not stopped. Peter Webber made a new version of the story, in film form, in 2007: Hannibal Lecter: The Origins of Evil. Gaspard Ulliel then played the doctor. Finally, Mads Mikkelsen also took on this role between 2013 and 2015 for television. The Serie Hannibalbroadcast by Canal+ in France, it only had three seasons due to lack of audience.

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