Sir Anthony Hopkins Is The Latest Celebrity To Get On The NFT Bandwagon
Perhaps someone should tell him that it’s not such a good idea right now
What happens when Sir Anthony Hopkins, Snoop Dogg, Jimmy Fallon and Reese Witherspoon walk into a bar? They talk about NFTs, of course! Or at least that’s what we imagined would’ve happened recently.
With the recent popularity of NFTs and their subsequent fall, the latest celebrity to join the bandwagon is none other than Hannibal Lector himself. It was reported that the Oscar winner was interested in investing in non-fungible tokens, and even asked for the help of his friends: Snoop Dogg, Jimmy Fallon, and Reese Witherspoon.
To cement his point, the 84-year old actor recently changed his Twitter user name to “AHopkins.eth,” showcasing his support for Ethereum, a popular cryptocurrency. The actor also revealed how impressed he is by the artists who are currently occupying the digital art space.
To his credit, Fallon was the first one to respond by writing, “I love your pondering photo. There [are] a bunch of great artists out there and it’s a fun community in general. But, as the great Aaron Neville once said ‘I don’t know much, but I know I love you.’ And that may be all you need to know. DM me.”
Hopkin’s tweet has yielded over 4,761 re-tweets and over 32k likes so far on the micro-blogging platform, with reactions ranging from warning the actor to others encouraging him. However, this isn’t the actor’s first brush with the crypto/NFT space. Last year, his movie Zero Contact was auctioned off as a non-fungible token.
Not to mention, celebrities investing in the NFT frenzy is nothing new. We’ve already seen the likes of Neymar, Jimmy Fallon, Snoop Dogg and more being a part of the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), a collection of non-fungible tokens (NFT) built on the Ethereum blockchain.
However, there have been instances where celebrities had to learn about the risks of investing in NFTs the hard way. For instance, Seth Green who’s popularly known for his roles in Entourage, and The Italian Job, had his collection stolen from him and paid nearly $300,000 to get it back. We hope, Sir Anthony doesn’t have to go through something like this.
(Image credits: HBO, Kevin Terrell, AP)