Anthony Hopkins might be best known for his skin-crawling performance as Hannibal the cannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs. That makes the Academy Award-winning Welsh actor’s social media presence jarring, as it is downright delightful.
Have you discovered the joys of Anthony Hopkins on Instagram? There, he plays piano with his cat Niblo in a low-key cameo.
He wears Hawaiian shirts while giving a thumbs up and words of encouragement.
He shows off his art studio and dance moves.
He does whatever this is here:
Now, Hopkins is in TikTok, which means he’s attempting TikTok memes. But the daring actor who has awed audiences for decades in films like The Lion in Winter, The Elephant Man, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Titus, Transformers: The Last Knight and Two Popes cannot be contained by one meme. So, he does his own thing.
Hopkins begins by performing the #toosieslidechallenge, dancing to Drake’s “Left Foot Up, Right Foot Slide.” Then without warning, he abruptly abandons this effort to impersonate Sylvester Stallone then Arnold Schwarzenegger. It’s a brief medley of mad creativity because Hopkins contains multitudes.
Ours is not to understand this art, only to appreciate it.
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