Despite being one of the most revered actors in the business, Sir Anthony Hopkins admits his insecurities have sometimes gotten the best of him. But now, at 71, the star of the upcoming film The Wolfman has a new look, and a new outlook to match.Photograph by Jeff Katz.
Last summer, I received a surprising and unexpected phone call from Sir Anthony Hopkins. Hello, Larry, he said. Its Tony Hopkins. I wanted to call you to apologize about my abominable behavior. Its been two years now, and its something that has been on my mind, and Ive been meaning to call you, but Ive been away. I was in England until recently on a long shoot, but thats not an excuse. I got cold feet.
Having dealt with celebrities my entire professional life, I didnt know how to respond to this. Its been my experience that celebrities never apologize; its just not part of their DNA. Ive had my share of disagreements and fallings-out with people in the public eye, and Ive always been the one who has initiated the healing process. Now here was Anthony Hopkins -- Sir Anthony Hopkins -- calling to say he was sorry for not calling me two years earlier when he decided to walk away from a project we were working on.
I appreciate it, Tony, I finally managed to say. How are you?