Anthony Hopkins has been diving into the NFT space for a while now, but recently he showed an interest in going even further. The Hannibal Lecter actor changed his Twitter display name to AHopkins.eth, an ENS name that leads to a crypto wallet.
The AHopkins.eth ENS name was purchased in May, but the wallet showed no NFTs; however, after the actor advertised it through his Twitter account, images from random users started showing up.
Anthony Hopkins asked many celebrities for advice on which NFT collection to buy from, including Snoop Dogg, Reese Witherspoon, and Jimmy Fallon.
“I’m astonished by all the great NFT artists. Jumping in to acquire my first piece. Any recommendations?” Hopkins tweeted, tagging the three entertainers.
The tweet from the Oscar-winning actor generated thousands of engagements on Twitter. Including excited NFT enthusiasts who were optimistic to see a high-profile entertainer explore their world. However, it wasn’t all rainbows as critics questioned his interest in digital currency. Mocking and attacking him for investing in NFTs.
Fallon was the first to respond to Hopkins’ tweet, saying, “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 they may be all you need to know. DM me.”
The comedian and actor is not just a TV host. But also owns valuable NFT collections. Including the Bored Ape Yacht Club and Moonbirds.
Reese Witherspoon is a vocal advocate for Web3 tech. She has been developing TV and film projects based on the World of Women NFT collection with her studio Hello Sunshine, which she founded six years ago.
Snoop Dogg is one of the most high-profile names in crypto collectibles. He’s collected NFTs from projects like Bored Ape Yacht Club and others, diving into this space with his own collection in a collaboration with The Sandbox and the Nyan Cat meme creator. The rapper also claimed to be Cozomo de’ Medici, a NFT collector with an extensive collection of valuable NFTs.