Anthony Hopkins considering role in Angelina Jolie's film, 'Churchill and Roosevelt'
Anthony Hopkins is considering the role of Winston Churchill in Angelina Jolie's film project, "Churchill and Roosevelt," the actor told MTV.
"I might work with Angelina Jolie on 'Churchill and Roosevelt,'" Hopkins told MTV. "She's got a thing about Churchill. Angelina sent me a synopsis of the script yesterday, so that's in the offering as well."
The Oscar-winner said that Jolie is developing the movie, based on Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt's professional relationship during World War II. But Hopkins, who lost 75 pounds in 2010, is a little worried that the role would sabotage his diet.
"I don't know, I'd have to put on some weight to play Churchill," he joked. "I've just taken the weight off, I'd have to put it back on again."
Hopkins says that Jolie is still looking for her Roosevelt and gushed about the actress' beauty.
"She's one of the most beautiful women in the world and she's so smart and easygoing. No starry nonsense about her," he said. "I think the same with Brad [Pitt], they seem to be very nice people."
The 73-year-old actor currently stars as Thor's father and ruler of the universe, Odin in "Thor," which came out on Friday and also stars Natalie Portman as Jane Foster and Chris Hemsworth as Thor.
Hopkins is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in "The Silence of the Lambs," for which he won an Academy Award. He has also starred in films like "The Lion in Winter," "The Elephant Man," "Dracula," "Legends of the Fall," "The Remains of the Day," "Nixon," and "Fracture."