Hopkins and Foster set for `Lambs' sequel
A founder member of The Independent David Lister joined the paper in 1986 as Assistant Home Editor. He became the paper's arts correspondent in 1988 and is now Arts Editor and writes a column each Saturday. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Wednesday 23 July 1997
Hopkins has said he would not play the cannibalistic killer Hannibal Lecter again because the role was too emotionally draining to repeat. But he has had a change of heart, and Foster said yesterday she would also return as the FBI agent she played in the picture.
The author Thomas Harris, who is working on a follow-up to his novel, has not yet indicated when he will complete it.
Foster revealed that her performance was based on a genuine fear of her British co-star. "He was never fully introduced to me," she said of their first script reading. "He scared me to death. I couldn't really have a conversation with him again."
The two have become firm friends since, and Foster added: "For the nicest guy in the world, it's amazing he could find that demon in himself."
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