Actor Anthony Hopkins says he didn't mix with other kids at school because he was 'completely stupid' and felt isolated.
The 'Silence of the Lambs' star said he had a hard time with other kids while growing up but says his isolation made him creative, reported Contactmusic.
"I was a lonely kid because at school I was a real duffer. I was completely stupid, I didn't know what on earth was going on, so I withdrew into myself.
"I didn't have any friends at school and I never played with other kids. I sort of created my own world. It sounds a little bit like a fairy tale, but I had no other choice.
I could draw and I could play the piano. And that has stayed with me all my life," Hopkins said. The 74-year-old also said he has a short attention span but doesn't see it as a bad thing because he feels it gives him more freedom.
"I have got the attention span of a bumblebee. I'm a great starter, but I never finish anything. It's a kind of free and easy, haphazard way of existence, but that's the way it is; that's the way I was born. As a young actor I would have looked at it as a bit of a curse, but in fact it's given me tremendous freedom."