“I’m not a ’Harry Potter’ fan I’m afraid to say,” the Oscar-winner admitted to us, putting to rest questions as to why one of the most acclaimed British actors of all time hasn’t wound up in a “Potter” flick.
“I tried to read the books,” he sighed, “but I’m not a fan of [them] or the films. I have to be honest.”
Had he been interested, it wouldn’t have been too difficult to find a role for the star. Our own Shawn Adler fingered Hopkins as a favorite for the character of potions professor Horace Slughorn before the part went to Jim Broadbent.
“Potter” fans shouldn’t be too offended though; it’s the genre that’s the problem, not the franchise. “It’s funny,” said Hopkins, “I’ve never really been [a fan of fantasy]. I think it’s because I’ve never really been a part of a team of actors.”
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