Hopkins, 82, requested viewers to stay up for 2021 after “a troublesome 12 months, filled with grief and disappointment for a lot of, many, many individuals,” within the video posted Tuesday.
“Forty-five years in the past immediately, I had a wake-up name. I used to be headed for catastrophe, I used to be consuming myself to dying. I am not preachy, however I acquired a message,” mentioned the actor, greatest identified for taking part in serial killer Hannibal Lecter.
“Just a little thought that mentioned, ‘Do you wish to stay or die?’ And I mentioned, ‘I wish to stay.’ And immediately the reduction got here and my life has been superb.”
Hopkins acknowledged that he additionally has tough moments: “I’ve my off days and typically little bits of doubt and all that.”
And he referred to as on folks to remain optimistic: “All in all, I say dangle in there. Right now is the tomorrow you had been so fearful about yesterday. Younger folks, do not hand over. Simply preserve in there. Hold combating. Be daring. Mighty forces will come to your assist. That is sustained me by my life.”
In March, Hopkins posted a video of himself enjoying the piano to his cat, Niblo, on Twitter.
Hopkins is a eager composer of classical music and launched an album of his musical works in 2012.
He was nominated for a Finest Supporting Actor Oscar in 2020, for his position as Pope Benedict XVI within the Netflix movie “The Two Popes.”