Hollywood icon Brad Pitt interviewed legendary actor Anthony Hopkins for Interview magazine.
The two worked together in 1994 western “Legends of the Fall” and again in 1988 on “Meet Joe Black”
In one interesting exchange, Hopkins says he purposely does not answer questions about “present situations in life” because he does not want it to engage. In his own words, Hopkins says “Actors are pretty stupid. My opinion is not worth anything. There’s no controversy for me.”
This is of course a very different way of thinking than the many actors who have turned into liberal activists and mouthpieces for the Democratic party.
Here’s one of countless examples.
Many conservatives are likely to find Anthony Hopkins’ view on staying neutral on “present situations in life” refreshing.
HOPKINS: I’m not a great fan of going to movies anymore. Except, for example, I went to see Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood. I’m not great at going to see the green screen films. I’ve been in a few of them and they’re fun, but they don’t grab me. I’m a bit too old for that.
PITT: It’s exactly that. It’s fun.
HOPKINS: People ask me questions about present situations in life, and I say, “I don’t know, I’m just an actor. I don’t have any opinions. Actors are pretty stupid. My opinion is not worth anything. There’s no controversy for me, so don’t engage me in it, because I’m not going to participate.”
PITT: I feel the same. I don’t care. I’m glad things are always evolving and changing, and complaining about it won’t do any good. You work with what you have. Like digital, they’re doing amazing things with it, so I don’t lament that film is being used less and less. What about the responsibility you feel when playing a real-life character? There’s no way to get the actual life, beat-by-beat, of a person, but you aim for an essence, correct?
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