MALIBU – It is now becoming apparent that Sir Anthony Hopkins‘ wonderful fan letter to Bryan Cranston and the Breaking Bad cast was simply the latest in a long series of fan mail which the Hopster has sent down the years.
We have already published those to Lee Majors and Mr. T. Now comes a letter written to the busty Baywatch star Pamela Anderson in 1998.
Dear Miss Anderson.
I wanted to write you this letter – so I am contacting you through Yasmin Bleeth – isn’t she a great gal?
I’ve just finished watching “BAYWATCH” – from episode one of the First Season – to the last episodes of the Sixth Season [There were actually only 5 seasons – the EXEC]. I have never watched anything like it. Brilliant!
Your performance as C.J. Parker was the best acting I have seen – ever.
I know there is so much smoke blowing and sickening bullshit in this business, and I’ve sort of lost belief in anything really. But this work of yours is spectacular – absolutely stunning. What is extraordinary, is the sheer power of everyone in the entire production. What was it? Five or six years in the making? How the producers, the writers, directors, cinematographers…. every department – casting etc. managed to keep the discipline and control from beginning to the end is (a word I will only use this once) awesome.
From what started as a light comedy about a lifeguard, descended into a labyrinth of blood, destruction, country music and big hair. It was like a great Jacobean, Shakespearian or Greek Tragedy.
If you ever get a chance to – would you pass on my admiration to everyone – except David Hasselhoff – I’m writing him a separate letter – everyone – everyone gave master classes of performance … The list is endless.
Thank you. That kind of work/artistry is rare, and when, once in a while, it occurs, as in this epic work, it restores confidence.
You and all the cast are the best actors I’ve ever seen.
That may sound like a good lung full of smoke blowing. But it is not. It’s almost midnight out here in Malibu, and I felt compelled to write this email.
Congratulations and my deepest respect. You are truly a great, great actor.