Salma Hayek dances with Sir Anthony Hopkins in Wales as they celebrate his Oscar win

Albertina Lloyd
·Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
·3 min read

Watch: Sir Anthony Hopkins dance and laugh with Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek helped Sir Anthony Hopkins celebrate his second Oscar win with a dance.

Sir Anthony became the oldest actor to win an Academy Award, at the age of 83, when he unexpectedly scooped Best Actor at the 2021 Oscars for The Father, despite not being at the ceremony and unable to collect his award in person.

Hayek, 54, has now revealed she is a guest of Sir Anthony at his home in Wales as she shared a comedy video of the pair dancing around the sitting room to Leonard Cohen's Dance Me To The End Of Love.

Salma Hayek and Sir Anthony Hopkins have a little dance to celebrate Hopkins' Oscar win (Instagram/salmahayek)
Salma Hayek and Sir Anthony Hopkins have a little dance to celebrate his Oscar win. (Instagram/salmahayek)

The Like A Boss star captioned the video: "Celebrating with the king @anthonyhopkins 👑 his 2nd Oscar for his extraordinary performance in The Father #leonardcohen."

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Sir Anthony is shown with his arms flung out either side of him, dancing across the room, before Hayek enters the shot and dances with him until they laugh and share an embrace.

He commented on the post: "Thank you queen for the love and laughter. A memorable, beautiful day."

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It is not known why Hayek is in the UK but she and the Welsh actor have a long friendship, with her joining him when he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003.

The Mexican-born actor and producer – who has a 13-year-old daughter Valentina with her fashion mogul husband Francois-Henri Pinault — is currently filming Ridley Scott's biographical crime film House Of Gucci.

The Welsh actor had previously shared a video on his own Instagram account, thanking the Academy for his award and paying tribute to the late Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, who had been posthumously nominated for the Best Actor Oscar, and was widely expected to win.

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 24:  Salma Hayek and Jodie Foster attending Anthony Hopkins being honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, CA 09/24/03  (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images)
Josh Lucas, Salma Hayek and Jodie Foster attend Sir Anthony Hopkins's Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony in 2003. (Getty Images)

He said: "Here I am in my homeland in Wales, and at 83 years of age I did not expect to get this award. I really didn't. I'm very grateful to the Academy, and thank you."

He continued with a gesture to Boseman, who died in 2020 after a private battle with cancer.

"I want to pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman, who was taken from us far too early.

"And again, thank you all very much, I really did not expect this, so I feel very privileged and honoured. Thank you."

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Sir Anthony won for his performance as an ageing father experiencing memory loss in the film, which co-stars Olivia Colman as his daughter.

Boseman – who died aged 43 in August 2020 after a private battle with colon cancer – was nominated for his performance in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.

Sir Anthony won his first Oscar in 1992 for his performance in The Silence Of The Lambs.

Watch: Anthony Hopkins shares acceptance speech online