He is one of Britain’s most recognizable and prolific actors, known for his compelling performances on both stage and screen over the course of seven decades.
But on Sunday, while cooking up a storm in his kitchen, Sir Anthony Hopkins showed the lighter side of his personality by dancing a little rumba in a video shared to his TikTok and Instagram pages.
Between its chrome oven and kitchen island is the Welsh actor kicked right into his animated version, complete with his hands and arms traveling up to chest height as he moved his body to the left.
He seemed very focused on the beat, groove and lyrics of Mambo Italiano, as his eyes were closed at times as the music and lyrics seemed to wash over him as he danced.
After walking to the music to his left, the two-time Oscar winner, 85, reversed his direction by the time he reached his oven, then danced a few steps to his right as he appeared to vocalize some things. of the texts.
Busting his moves: Sir Anthony Hopkins, 85, showed off his ‘Sunday vibe’ and danced along to Mambo Italiano (1954) while cooking in his kitchen
It appears that Hopkins has started preparing and cooking an Italian dish, judging by the ingredients on the kitchen island.
The man who defeated serial killer and cannibal Dr. Hannibal Lecter played, felt the atmosphere of the moments, the compliments of the scents and aroma in the air, and decided to play the classic tune.
At the top of the clip, you can hear the male crooner singing, “try an enchilada with a fish baccala, hey goomba, I love how you dance rumba,” as he continued his moves.
Dressed casually in black sweatpants and a matching top, the four-time BAFTA winner broke out into a beaming smile towards the end of his exhibition, then looked straight into the camera and started walking out of the kitchen.
‘Hey goomba, do you like how I dance the rumba…? Sunday atmosphere,” Sir Anthony, who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1993 for his services to drama, wrote in the caption.
It seems his escapades in the kitchen were a big hit with many of his fans and followers on social media, given all the positive reactions the clip inspired.
“Love you” along with “the best actor in the world” and “this made my heart smile” seemed to sum up many of the people commenting on the dance video.
While many admirers shared a few simple words about how happy they were to see him, some of his 3.2 million TikTok followers also offered a suggestion or two.
In trance: The Silence Of The Lambs star appeared to get into the music, beat and lyrics as his eyes were closed for much of his dance exhibition
Make that move: The acclaimed actor danced to the left and then a few steps to the right, wearing black sweatpants and a matching top
Cooking up a storm: Hopkins received a slew of positive comments from his millions of fans and followers on TikTok and Instagram: “There’s nothing like dancing while you cook,” one person wrote
“Suddenly I need @Anthony Hopkins and @Stanley Tucci hanging out in a kitchen talking Italian food,” one man wrote in a reference to the actor’s show Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy.
“There’s nothing like dancing while you cook,” someone else wrote, while many others would also acknowledge his dancing with lines like, “I’ve got some moves going on with Sir Anthony Hopkins!”
Of course, there were also many comments pointing to what many consider his most recognizable role: ‘omg! Never thought Dr.Lecter would ever act like this!
Hopkins played the role of Dr. Hannibal Lecter first in the critically acclaimed horror thriller film The Silence Of The Lambs (1991), and then again in Hannibal (2001) and Red Dragon (2002).
The song played in the video, Mambo Italiano, was originally written by Bob Merrill for Rosemary Clooney in 1954.
Playtime: the actor showed his playful side by talking about his ‘Sunday atmosphere’
Trending: Hopkins has previously shared videos of himself dancing on his social media platforms
It seems Hopkins made the right choice to play the tune while cooking Italian food.
In his clip, some pasta is on the counter, along with a bottle of what appears to be olive oil, a staple of Italian cooking.