Hitchcock role came to Hopkins years ago
Los Angeles, July 16, 2012
First Published: 15:56 IST(16/7/2012)
Last Updated: 17:56 IST(16/7/2012)
Actor Anthony Hopkins says that the offer to play legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock came to him several years ago. The film is titled Hitchcock.
British actor Anthony Hopkins poses with a British Academy of Film and Television Award (BAFTA) for 'Academy Fellowship' in London on February 10, 2008.
"It came along about seven or eight years ago with one director attached and then that fell apart. Then about a year ago my agent called and
said, 'Hitchcock' is back'," Total film magazine quoted Hopkins as saying.
"I met the director, Sacha Gervasi, and he seemed to have such unbridled enthusiasm about it that I said, 'OK, let's give it a whirl'." The 74-year-old also said: "I never pursue anything. I'm too lazy."