The 82-year-old Hopkins asked to be seen in a video posted on Tuesday to 2021 after a “difficult year, filled with grief and sorrow for many, many”.
“Thirty-five years ago today, I had a wake-up call. I was headed for disaster, I was drinking myself to death. I’m not preaching, but I got a message,” said the actor Said, best known for playing. Serial killer Hannibal Lecter.
“Thinking a little, ‘Do you want to live or die?” And I said, ‘I want to live.’ And suddenly I was relieved and had a wonderful life. “
Hopkins admitted that he also had difficult moments: “I have my days and sometimes a little bit of skepticism and all that.”
And he called on people to remain positive: “All in all, I say stop there. Nowadays you were very worried about tomorrow. Young people, don’t give up. Just stay there. Keep fighting. May the mighty force be your Will come to help. It has sustained me through my life. “
In March, Hopkins posted a video of himself playing piano to his cat, Niblo, on Twitter.
Hopkins is a keen composer of classical music and in 2012 released an album of his musical works.
He was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2020 for his role as Pope Benedict XVI in the Netflix film “The Two Pops”.