You would think that winning an Oscar would be as simple as turning in a worthy performance, but thatâ€™s not always true. Sometimes you have to schmooze your way to the top by working the room at Hollywood parties and lobbying for that little gold statue. But Anthony Hopkins has made it known that he won't stoop to those lows just for an award.
Despite the Oscar buzz surrounding his portrayal of Alfred Hitchcock in Hitchcock, Hopkins ripped actors who try to suck up to Hollywood big shots just for an award in an interview with The Huffington Post:
I can't stand all that. I find it nauseating to watch and I think it's disgusting to behold. People groveling around and kissing the backsides of famous producers and all that. It makes me want to throw up, it really does. It's sick-making. I've seen it so many times. I saw it fairly recently, last year. Some great producer-mogul and everyone kisses this guy's backside. I think, "What are they doing? Don't they have any self respect?" I wanted to say, "Fuck off."
Hopkins is already an Oscar winner for his role as Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs, plus he has plenty of nominations to his credit, so perhaps all of that success has clued him in on the ridiculous nature of it all. We never thought we would say this, but Hopkins is starting to remind us a lot of Joaquin Phoenix.
[via The Huffington Post]