Benicio intimidated by film legend
Published 11/02/2010 | 14:34
Benicio Del Toro says working with Anthony Hopkins was a little unnerving.
The pair star together with Emily Blunt in new movie The Wolfman, a gothic horror based on the 1941 classic of the same name, with Sir Anthony playing Benicio's father.
"Yeah, I was intimidated, of course I was intimidated, he's like a legend, a walking legend," Benicio said, "but you learn and he was very cool and generous, I just followed him."
The star said one of earliest memories was of watching classic horror flicks.
He said: "I'm a fan of movies, all kinds of movies, my earliest recollection as a child watching movies were all those classic, universal horror movies, like Frankenstein with Boris Karloff, Bride Of Frankenstein with Elsa Lanchester and Lon Chaney Sr and Lon Chaney Jr movies."
Benicio, who was born in Puerto Rico, added: "I knew these movies when I was a kid and then I ended up doing movies."
The Wolfman tells the tale of a haunted nobleman by the name of Lawrence Talbot, played by Benicio, who's lured back to his family estate to discover the truth behind his brother's disappearance.
:: The Wolfman opens in cinemas on February 12.