Piers Morgan, 56, has detailed his regrets after interviewing Sir Anthony Hopkins, 83, on his CNN show in 2011. The former Good Morning Britain host reflected on his chat with the award-winning actor after he won the Best Actor gong at the Oscars 2021 for his performance as a man suffering with dementia in The Father.
Piers, who recently branded this year’s star-studded ceremony "woke-ravaged" and "dull” in a furious rant, said he regrets losing contact with Sir Anthony after they exchanged numbers following their interview.
The presenter explained Sir Anthony told him he had a habit of constantly changing his phone number due to feeling “paranoid”.
Recalling their conversation at the time, Piers wrote in his latest column that Anthony said: “I don’t have any friends who are actors.
“I like actors, but I don’t want to be friends with them.”Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
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Piers Morgan detailed his regrets after interviewing Sir Anthony Hopkins (Image: GETTY)
Piers added: “In fact, he said he had only one famous friend, randomly naming the former American Idol judge Randy Jackson.
“‘Well, we had one dinner together,’ he chuckled, ‘but I think he got sick of trying to contact me because I kept changing my phone number. I’m very paranoid. People say, ‘Are you on the run from someone?’”
Piers then said he asked Sir Anthony if he could become his second famous friend, which he enthusiastically agreed to.
However, the pair’s budding friendship was not to be, as when Piers eventually got around to contacting Anthony, he’d changed his number again.
Piers Morgan spoke to the actor on his CNN show (Image: CNN•YOUTUBE)
Piers Morgan reflected on his chat with the award-winning actor (Image: