In a hilarious interview on the U.K.’s “The Graham Norton Show”;, Jodie Foster reveals she took the title of her 1991 blockbuster “The Silence of the Lambs”; a bit literally, in that she and co-star Anthony Hopkins never talked when they weren’t acting in scenes together.
“Nope, never spoke to him,”; Foster tells Norton while promoting her latest film “Money Monster”;. The reason: “He was scary!”;
As Foster explains, her character, FBI agent Clarice Starling, and Hopkins’ Hannibal Lecter were separated by a glass partition in all their scenes. “We got to the end of the movie and had never really had a conversation,”; she recalls.
“I avoided him as much as I could. I really avoided him,” adds Foster, revealing that the fear she felt toward her co-star was mutual.
On the final day of filming, she says, “he came up to me… And I said — I don’t know, I sort of had a tear in my eye — I was like, “I was really scared of you.’ And he said, “I was scared of you!'”;