Anthony Hopkins, who has won a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and an Oscar, is a big name in film, TV, and theater. He has teamed up with Web3 media company Orange Comet for a series of NFT drops that will show off his work as an artist. The actor told nft now about this during an early press junket.

The project is called The Eternal Collection, and it is made up of three drops. Each drop is based on a set of 10 digital animations of Hopkins as different Jungian character archetypes that he has played in his career. Parts of Hopkins’ painting work are also used in their designs.

It might come out on OpenSea around September 16th.

Hopkins and the Orange Comet team worked together to come up with the collection’s theme, which is based on timeless archetypes. This is how the project got its name. The animations, which use hyper-realistic digital renderings of Hopkins’ face, show the archetypes of the Hero, the Rebel, the Magician, the Sage, the Ruler, the Explorer, the Lover, the Creator, the Giver, and the Jester. They will be somewhere between 30 and 45 seconds long. Each of the 10 animations will have a separate release of 100 PFP variants of their own Jungian character theme, for a total of 1,000 NFTs in the PFP part of the drop.

Orange Comet will also auction off a 1 of 1 NFT, which is a one-of-a-kind edit of all 10 character animations put together into a single piece. Hopkins will give some of the money from the sale of the painting to a charity of his choice.

All three tiers of the collection—the 1 of 1 Iconic NFT, the 10 Legendary animations, and the 1,000 Distinguished PFPs—will come with different benefits, such as IRL events (like a one-on-one brunch with Hopkins), autographed physical prints of the NFT artwork, and exclusive audio clips of Hopkins talking about the archetypes in meetings with the Orange Comet team.

“When Margam Fine Art came to us with the artistic idea of bringing Sir Anthony Hopkins’ art to the metaverse, we knew this was a one-of-a-kind chance for NFTs,” said Orange Comet CEO Dave Broome in a press release that was shared with nft now. “This relationship is a great example of how technology and art can work well together. It was created by one of the best actors and artists of our time.”

Why Hopkins is doing something new in the NFT market

During the press junket, Hopkins told nft now, “NFTs are a blank canvas where art can be made.” “At first, I was scared to make them, but you just have to do it.” In recent years, the knighted octogenarian has talked more and more about the message of getting over your fears and doubts for the sake of art.

Hopkins said, “Try everything.” “Whatever age. Don’t let your age stop you. You can do it. Both sides have nothing to gain or lose. Simply do it.” When asked which of the collection’s archetypes he identifies with the most, Hopkins said quickly that the Rebel speaks to him the most.

Hopkins said, “I’ve been a rebel my whole life.” “I have always been different. I feel like the story of my life was written by someone else.”

Hopkins’ choice of the Rebel archetype makes sense, since the Orange Comet team was inspired by the actor’s most famous role, Hannibal Lecter.

Getting to know the NFT community

The actor has worked with the NFT community before, so this upcoming collection is not his first time doing so. Hopkins tweeted in June that he wanted to learn more about space and asked Snoop Dogg, Jimmy Fallon, and Reese Witherspoon for advice on how to get started.

Beeple and other big names in the NFT ecosystem replied to the tweet, and the famous actor ended up buying pieces from Nyla Hayes, Brendan Murphy, and Danny Cole.

Hopkins was also in the movie Zero Contact, which was released as an NFT by the NFT entertainment distribution platform Vuele last year. The actor says that this helped get him interested in the technology.

Hopkins, who will be 85 years old at the end of this year, was typical of him when he talked about how the project came to be.

Hopkins said, “The idea came out of a fog from somewhere.” “I thought of psychological Jungian types because I could see myself in them. This is how I learned. All creativity has a bit of a mystery to it, which I don’t understand and don’t try to. I think we can do it if we have the courage, the drive, or the energy to do it.”

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