Anthony Hopkins ‘insecure’ about playing Hitchcock

The Marquee Blog

Even when you’re a legend yourself, the thought of playing one for the screen is still frightening.

Such was the case for Anthony Hopkins, who transforms into Alfred Hitchcock for this month’s “Hitchcock,” which is based on the book “Alfred Hitchcock and the making of ‘Psycho'” and directed by Sacha Gervasi.

“[Hitchcock] was an amazing personality and a great genius, and for me it was daunting taking on such a loved figure,” Hopkins told press Sunday. “Such a notorious man as well because he had a wicked sense of humor and he was a complicated man.”

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