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Anthony Hopkins doesn't know if he's a grandfather, nor does he care

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Sir Anthony Hopkins and his only child, daughter Abigail, are so estranged that they haven't spoken in two decades. In fact, their relationship is so nonexistent that he doesn't even know if he's a grandfather. 

The 80-year-old acting legend said he doesn't care about the family split and doesn't ever think about it.

Anthony Hopkins wearing a suit and tie: Anthony Hopkins attends the premiere of "Transformers: The Last Knight" in Chicago on June 20, 2017. © REX/Shutterstock Anthony Hopkins attends the premiere of "Transformers: The Last Knight" in Chicago on June 20, 2017. In an interview with the Radio Times, Anthony was asked if his daughter has children. He replied, "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."

a person standing in front of Anthony Hopkins, Richard Flanagan posing for the camera: Anthony Hopkins and his daughter Abigail attend the premiere of "Little Man Tate" in Los Angeles in 1991. © RANDY BAUER/REX/Shutterstock Anthony Hopkins and his daughter Abigail attend the premiere of "Little Man Tate" in Los Angeles in 1991. When told that his response sounded "cold," he said, "It is cold. Because life is cold. 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.'"

Anthony's daughter, who goes by the name of Abigail Harrison, is a singer-songwriter based on London. She is also an actress and has played small roles in multiple films.

Abigail Hopkins holding a guitar: Abigail Hopkins in London on Feb. 21, 2006. © REX/Shutterstock Abigail Hopkins in London on Feb. 21, 2006. Abigail was raised by her mother, Anthony's first wife, Petronella Barker. The actor and Patronal divorced when Abigail was four years old.

"Children don't like their fathers," Sir Anthony said. "You don't have to love each other."

To be fair, Abigail hasn't always had the nicest things to say about her father either.

In an earlier interview, "I came very close to killing myself. It was the worst time I can remember. I totally abused my mind and body. The root cause was the fact that my father and I had an intermittent relationship when I was young. I was angry and there was a lot of grieving going on."

Still, she said she no longer harbors ill will toward her dad, but she also no plans to reach out to him.

"I love my father. He has been very supportive. I really wish him well," she said. "But I have found a certain independence through my music. I need to give myself that time, to move out of the shadow."

Related slideshow: Anthony Hopkins: Life and career in pictures (via Photo Services)

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