I was completely stupid at school: Anthony Hopkins

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."

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