Westworld’s Anthony Hopkins insists he’s ‘not cold’ after claiming he didn’t ‘care’ if he was a grandfather

Sir Anthony Hopkins shocked many of his fans when he claimed that he didn’t know or ‘care’ if his daughter Abigail had made him a grandfather.

The actor has now revisited the comments and insisted that he doesn’t shoulder any ‘blame’ in the situation and claims that it’s his estranged daughter who has chosen for him not to be involve in his life.

‘No, I wasn’t cold. I’m not cold. Her choice is her choice,’ the 80-year-old told The Times.

‘You know, I did the best I could, but you know, okay, I think if somebody doesn’t want to be part of my life, fine. Go and do whatever you want. I wish her well and all that, but I don’t want to talk about my daughter. Those things are over.’

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Hopkins continued: ‘I’ve got no blame. People do what they do. And I don’t understand it and it doesn’t bother me. I can’t waste my time worrying about it.’

Hopkins has the one daughter Abigail, 48, from his first marriage to Petronella Barker. The actor split with his wife when she was a toddler and the Silence Of The Lambs actor starred in three films with his daughter Abigail but they later became estranged.

He recently revealed that he has no clue where or what Abigail is doing with her life, nor if she has become a mother, suggesting that ‘children don’t like their fathers’ and ‘you don’t have to love each other’.

‘I don’t have any idea. People break up. Families split and, you know, “Get on with your life.” People make choices. I don’t care one way or the other,’ he told the Radio Times.

When told his comment sounded cold, Hopkins, 80, replied: ‘Well, it is cold. Because life is cold.’

He added: ‘It’s like John Osborne’s response when someone said to him, “Mr Osborne, your play is so offensive”, and he said, “Life is offensive”.’

Abigail is his only daughter with former wife, Petronella Barker, whom he split from when she was four.

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They reconnected in the 1990s when Abigail played small roles in feature films, short films and television documentaries, including appearances with her father in Shadowlands, The Remains of the Day and Selected Exits, but they soon became estranged again.

Anthony will next be seen on screen in an adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear, who famously has a fraught relationship with his daughter.

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