Anthony Hopkins, 78: "None of us know where we go and this is the fun of it"

Photo by Alex de Brabant

Photo by Alex de Brabant

"The Talks: Does acting help to keep you young?

Hopkins: Yeah. I am young! Being creative and keeping your brain occupied is very sensible because if you don’t you die, slowly. Although sometimes I feel tired and think I ought to give it up, I don’t want to just retire. No, I enjoy it all and you just keep going until the day comes when you can’t do it anymore. And that’s what I want to do.

The Talks: So you enjoy getting older?

Hopkins: Yeah. I keep in shape. I look in the mirror and I see the lines, but I don’t care. It’s a good time. I don’t know why it’s such a good time, but it’s a good time. Mortality is the great rescuer, it finally takes you out of everything, and that makes life good, you know? Read Carl Jung. It makes life richer because this is it; none of us know where we go and this is the fun of it." via The Talks