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Olivia Colman addresses ‘heartbreaking’ Anthony Hopkins moment ahead of Oscars 2021 loss

Speaking ahead of The Oscars 2021 ceremony this evening, Olivia Colman, 47, recalled watching the scenes back. The actress began by saying she accepted the role as Anne before she had read the script after realising Anthony Hopkins, 83, was a part of the cast.

She explained: “First thing I heard was that Anthony Hopkins was in it, I said OK before I even read it, I said, ‘yes please’.

“And then I read it and was thrilled that the script was great too.

“It was a beautiful thing to be a part of, I’m very proud of it.”

On how it was working with Anthony in such a role, she told Sky News: “Weirdly, easy because he’s so good, he’s lovely.

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On her nomination tonight, she added: “As long as it happens once!”

The actress went on to discuss how working on films had been different during the coronavirus pandemic.

She spilled: “It’s been a completely different kettle of fish, the odd zoom thing at home with pyjamas on from the waist down, it’s been really good.

“I like that, I’m not sure I’m allowed to say that but I find it much easier.

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