September 24, 2005

Anthony Hopkins Used to Get Drunk, See God

Sir Anthony HopkinsSometimes it can be overwhelming to have a Google News alert set up for every kind of booze we can think of. Yeah, we get all sorts of liquor-related updates, but we also get constant emails about things we couldn't care less about, like what the Gin Blossoms are up to and how many umbrella drinks were consumed last night on Taradise.

Sometimes, however, we get a nugget that we have to print. Apparently Anthony Hopkins used to drink so much tequila he ended up envisioning himself in some Charleton Heston movie. One time we drank so much gin we thought we could fight like Rocky. He's since given up the sauce, but all we can say is "Well played, Mr. Hopkins. Well played."

Sir Anthony Hopkins says he became badly addicted to alcohol, to the point of suffering severe hallucinations.

The Oscar winner has been clean and sober 30-years after battling alcoholism. During his darker period, in the early 1970s, Hopkins drink of choice was strong Mexican tequila, which he claims induced strange side-effects.

Hopkins says, "I was really sort of on a prolonged acid trip. I saw things and had peculiar quasi-religious experiences. I thought I was John The Baptist, and I would talk to the sea at Malibu and the sea would talk back to me. It was weird."

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Posted by Jake Jamieson at September 24, 2005 12:30 PM
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