On Music: The Restless Anthony Hopkins

by Armando Gallo October 25, 2018
Actor Anthony Hopkins, Golden Globe winner

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Golden Globe winner Anthony Hopkins loved to play the piano when he was young - he could have become a full-time musician if he didn’t discover a passion for the theater. We asked him if music still influences his acting.

“I listen to music if I am playing a part or preparing a part and I put it in the computer and it can be anything really. I used to play "Carmina Burana" before doing King Lear. And it gave a sense of medieval set in modern.  I write music, I compose music, I play the piano. I think it’s a part of my life. It inspires me because it keeps my brain working and I am very restless and I am all over the place. And I paint and I write and I play the piano, and I am just restless by nature.”