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Anthony Hopkins Wishes That You Damn Kids Would Just Speak Up, Already

“Why don’t people speak properly? There are a lot of young kids, good ­actors, but they are so macho they think it’s sexy to whisper. I don’t know what the hell they are talking about. They may as well put subtitles on them. I teach ­acting classes at UCLA, and I stand there and say: ‘I can’t understand one word you’re ­saying, so how d’you ­expect me to sit in the audience?’ … Clarity and courage, and just get on with it. That’s my philosophy. Stop ­trying to impress people by mumbling, because it’s boring, and stop belly-­aching. I don’t waste time, you know.” —Anthony Hopkins [Guardian UK]

“If I smear glitter on my face, you don’t have a choice — you will be more attracted to me. It’s part of our brand makeup. So anyway, then I started thinking, why just do my eyes? Why not my entire body? … It’s kind of like become my thing. … Have I made out with chicks? Hell yeah. Did I think it was awesome? Hell yeah. I wouldn’t call myself bi. Like, if I didn’t eat meat for a week, it doesn’t make me a vegetarian. So I like people, and that’s just it. I like people.” —Ke$ha [Music Mix/EW]

“The old-lady vampire really scared me even though she was just an actress. I wasn’t messing with her because she really got into character. I respect senior citizens, but you keep your conversation to a minimum with someone who has a mouth full of pointy teeth. She was pretty spooky.” —Tyrese Gibson on his Legion co-stars [Parade]

“I wouldn’t trade her in for 20 Academy Awards.” —Die-hard romantic Mickey Rourke on his girlfriend, Anastassija Makarenko [People]

“[I] get my fix for live performance with stand-up, but it would be fun to do a live staged performance like a play. Perhaps I could star in a Broadway version of R. Kelly’s Trapped in the Closet.” —Aziz Ansari [HuffPo]

“One thing I love most about living New York is that you can walk out of your apartment at any time of day, go into almost any type of restaurant, point at someone and fuck them in the bathroom with no questions asked. It’s so cool how up for anything New Yorkers are.” —Comedian Eugene Mirman [Heeb]

Anthony Hopkins Wishes That You Damn Kids Would Just Speak Up, Already