When Anthony Hopkins was cast as Henry Wilcox in Howards End, he was fresh from the huge success of The silence of the lambs, in which he played Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist imprisoned for being a serial killer who cannibalized his victims.
This performance earned him the Oscar as best leading actor and the audience liked so much this dark and sharp character, that he was afraid he would have remained imprisoned in that role.
Emma said that the first time she met him, she was really scared by his icy blue eyes, but later she realized that he was so kind and funny.
And Emma’s mother sent him a note: she’s my daughter, please, don’t eat her! 🤣🤣🤣