Hopkins asserted he was interested in acquiring a piece of NFT art, and his tweet was flooded with publicity from budding NFT creators as well as respected collectors like Cozomo de’ Medici, with the official account of the generative NFT art space Deca also tuning in.
Of the three people Hopkins mentioned, Jimmy Fallon was the only one who replied publicly. He welcomed Hopkins to the space, matching his “pondering photo” and suggesting direct messages.
Hopkins went on to record himself reading his tweet out loud in Welsh accent at the request of gmoney, creator of the Admit One NFT community. Then, he changed his Twitter name to AHopkins.eth.
Given the exposure of public tweets, it’s likely that Hopkins has received assistance from top NFT collectors and advocates in private. As of this writing, he has yet to share his first acquisition.
Now 84 years old, Hopkins is best known for his roles in The Silence of the Lambs, which won him his first Academy Award in 1991. He also starred in The Remains of the Day, based on a novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, and Oliver Stone’s historical drama Nixon. More recently, he impersonated Pope Benedict XVI in The Two Popes and played the title role in The Father, which earned him his second Academy Award.