American TV personality Martha Stewart has revealed that she broke up with actor Anthony Hopkins over one of his most notable movie roles.
Stewart disclosed this while playing a rendition of “Two Truths and a Lie” called “Where’s The Lie, Martha?” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday January 19.
“I dated Sir Anthony Hopkins but broke up with him because I couldn’t stop thinking of him as Hannibal Lecter,” the clue read. DeGeneres categorized it as a “lie,”, but Stewart revealed that it is indeed true.
The TV personality said;
“I have a big scary house in Maine that’s way by itself on a hundred acres in the forest.
“I couldn’t even imagine taking Anthony Hopkins there.
“All I could think of was him eating, you know…”
Hopkins notably portrayed Hannibal Lecter, a serial killer who ate his victims, in The Silence of the Lambs, which was released in 1991. He went on to win an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992 for the role.
Martha Stewart didn’t reveal when she dated Hopkins, but she briefly spoke on their relationship during an interview with Howard Stern back in 2006.
She said at the time;
“Oh, I loved him, but he was… scary. I was going to invite him up to Maine; I have this beautiful home in Maine… but then I reconsidered because I saw that movie again.
“Do you want someone eating your brain while you are sitting in your beautiful dining room in Maine?
“I would have probably had a very nice relationship with Anthony Hopkins, but I couldn’t get past the Lecter thing.”