While filming in Enderby, Hopkins met with many people, including local artist Jaime Seward. But when it came time to say goodbye, it was Seward who got a kiss on the cheek.
"I in fact stole the first kiss, with permission. And he turned around and kissed me," Seward told RebeccaZandbergen on the CBC Radio program Radio West.
Seward, who is a huge fan of the Academy Award-winning actor, met him outside Enderby city hall on Sunday, at an event where the cast and crew were given gifts from the community.
"I think I've seen everything he's ever made...he's so good at everything he does," she said.
When Seward first found out Hopkins was coming to town, she said she never sought him out, and instead started painting a portrait of him.
"I swore I wasn't going to hunt him down. I am an artist and the way I express my heart is to pull out the paint brushes."
Seward's portrait of Hopkins now hangs in Enderby city hall. She said she'll hang the photo of her getting a kiss from the actor in her studio.
"I'll keep that forever."
Listen to Radio West's interview with Jamie Seward by clicking audio link: Sir Anthony Hopkins's brush with Enderby artist.
And to hear Daybreak South's interview with Enderby Mayor Greg McCune about Anthony Hopkins, click audio link: Anthony Hopkins shoots movie in Enderby.
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