Hopkins, 82, said in a video released on Tuesday, “After a difficult year, many people are full of sadness and sorrow,” Hopkins asked the audience to look forward to 2021.
“Forty-five years ago today, I received a wake-up call. I was about to head towards disaster, and I was going to drink myself to death. I did not preach, but I got a message,” Said the famous actor. Serial killer Hannibal Lecter.
“Some thoughts said,’Do you want to live or die? I said, “I want to live. “Suddenly relieved, my life has become very good.”
Hopkins admitted that he also had difficult moments: “My job is very short, and sometimes there is even a little doubt.”
He called on people to maintain a positive attitude: “In general, I said to stay there. Today is tomorrow, and you were very worried about yesterday. Young people, don’t give up. Just stay there. Keep fighting. Be bold. Strong forces will Help you, it will benefit me throughout my life.”
In March, Hopkins posted a video of himself playing the piano to his cat Niblo on Twitter.
Hopkins is a keen composer of classical music, and released an album of his music works in 2012.
He was nominated for the 2020 Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Pope Benedict XVI in the Netflix movie “Two Popes”.