Silence of the Jodis

Jodie Foster told a panel at South by Southwest that she was terrified of Anthony Hopkins while filming “Silence of the Lambs.” She revealed that during the iconic interrogation scenes, since the actors are speaking right into the lens, they weren’t actually seated across from eachother. Instead, each actor just heard the other’s disembodied voice somewhere else in the room — adding to her fear. Foster says on the last day of shooting, Hopkins told her he was equally afraid of her during shooting.