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Anthony Hopkins refused to gain weight to play Alfred Hitchcock

6/17/2014

WENN

Anthony Hopkins refused to pile on the pounds to play Alfred Hitchcock in the new biopic as he feared he would struggle to slim down after the shoot.

The actor, who stunned fans in 2009 by unveiling his 80-pound weight-loss, was against bulking up to play the famous director in "Hitchcock," which examines the story behind classic horror movie "Psycho." He instead donned prosthetics and padding to portray the portly director and is delighted with the results.

Hopkins is quoted by Britain's Daily Express as saying, "I wouldn't put on weight. At my age it might never come off again! Instead, the make-up guys did some incredible work with prosthetics and padding. It takes a while to put on, but it's a hell of a lot easier to get off."

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