He won a surprise Academy Award for Best Actor earlier this year.
And Anthony Hopkins was seen getting back to business on Wednesday as he filmed a scene for his upcoming period drama Armageddon Time in New York.
The 83-year-old acting legend was suited up in an overcoat while filming an Autumn-set scene on a park bench with his costar Michael Banks Repeta, 13.
Back on set: Anthony Hopkins, 83, was suited up in a black overcoat and a suit as he filmed a scene in a park in New York for his upcoming period drama Armageddon Time
Hopkins had on an old-fashioned look with a black overcoat over a charcoal suit with brown leather shoes.
His costume featured a red tie for a splash of color, and his character wore a rumpled gray hat.
During the scene, Repeta appeared to approach Hopkins, who pointed at him and had a conversation in front of the cameras before they shared a tender hug on the park bench.
Repeta’s costume consisted of an olive down jacket with slim khaki pants and black-and-white trainers.
Dramatic: Hopkins appeared to be filming a tender scene with Michael Banks Repeta, 13, in which they had a conversation before hugging on a park bench
Few details have been released about his film Armageddon Time, which is written and directed by James Gray.
The filmmaker is a favorite of critics, though most of his low-budget dramas have fared poorly at the box office.
His most recent film was the science fiction epic Ad Astra, starring Brad Pitt as an astronaut traveling to Neptune to investigate mysterious power surges that have caused havoc on Earth and which may be related to the disappearance of his father astronaut father (played by Tommy Lee Jones).
The film was a hit with critics, who praised its colorful visuals and Pitt’s performance, though the film failed to make a profit.
Gray appears to be going back to his roots with Armageddon Time, which is a coming-of-age story inspired by his early teen years growing up in Queens.
Like new: Hopkins could have easily been filming a present-day scene, as his outfit didn’t necessarily betray its period origins, aside form his rumpled old-fashioned hat
The film originally had an all-star cast featuring Cate Blanchett, Robert DeNiro, Oscar Isaac and Donald Sutherland, though all four eventually dropped out before filming started this fall.
Anne Hathaway and Succession’s Jeremy Strong are currently attached to star.
Hopkins is coming off a strong year in which he attracted nearly universal critical acclaim for his searing portrayal of a man living with dementia in The Father.
The film, which was directed by novelist and playwright Florian Zeller, charts his relationship with his daughter (Olivia Colman) as she struggles to care for him after multiple aides and caretakers abandon him due to his outbursts caused by his deteriorating condition.
Career high: The acting legend is coming off a strong year in which he won an Oscar for best actor for his drama The Father, which costarred Olivia Colman
Dark days: The film, directed by Florian Zeller (R), starred Hopkins as a man dealing with debilitating dementia as his adult daughter tries to care for him
Hopkins shocked viewers of the 2021 Academy Awards when he won the final prize of the evening, the Best Actor Oscar, over Chadwick Boseman, who was expected by some prognosticators to win a posthumous award for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
But Hopkins was in the UK at the time and didn’t stay up to accept his award live via video, ending the ceremony on a lackluster note compared to the usual finale with a Best Picture winner.
Director Steven Soderbergh, who produced this year’s Academy Awards, revealed in May to the Los Angeles Times that he and his fellow producers opted to move back the Best Actor trophy in the hopes of getting an emotional closer to the show.
‘It’s our belief — that I think is not unfounded — that actors’ speeches tend to be more dramatic than producers’ speeches,’ he explained. ‘And so we thought it might be fun to mix it up, especially if people didn’t know that was coming.
‘And then when the nominations came out and there was even the possibility that Chadwick could win posthumously, our feeling was if he were to win and his widow were to speak on his behalf, there would be nowhere to go after that. So we stuck with it,’ he added.
Surprise ending: Hopkins shocked Oscars viewers by winning the final award over the late Chadwick Boseman, though he mentioned the Black Panther star in an acceptance video he filmed in Wales after the ceremony
Though the ceremony ended anticlimactically without any speech, he later filmed an acceptance video from Wales and mentioned Boseman in his speech.
‘I want to pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman, who was taken from us far too early,’ he said.
Following his acclaimed performance, Hopkins is set to reunite with The Father’s Zeller for his next film, titled The Son, which was also based on a play of the same name and stars Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern and Vanessa Kirby.