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    Martha Stewart Says She Had To Break Up With Anthony Hopkins Because She Couldn't Separate Him From Hannibal Lecter

    “I do wish we could chat longer, but I'm having an old friend for dinner..."

    Martha Stewart has been, well, Martha Stewart for decades, and as such, she's got a LOT of good stories.

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    For example, did you know that back in the '90s, she dated Sir Anthony Hopkins?

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    Sitting down with Ellen DeGeneres, Martha played "Two Truths and a Lie," aka "Where's the Lie, Martha?"

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    One of the "truths" was: "I dated Sir Anthony Hopkins but broke up with him because I couldn't stop thinking of him as Hannibal Lecter."

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    If you didn't know, one of Anthony's most famous roles was in The Silence of the Lambs, where he (very convincingly) portrayed a serial killer named Hannibal who eats his victims. He even won an Oscar for the role.

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    "I have a big scary house in Maine that's way by itself on 100 acres in the forest, and I couldn't even imagine taking Anthony Hopkins there," Martha told Ellen. "I couldn't — all I could think of was him eating, you know..."

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    Martha has actually talked about this quite a lot in the past! (As she should; it's hilarious.) In 2006, she told Howard Stern, "Oh, I loved [Anthony], but he was…scary. I was going to invite him up to Maine; I have this beautiful home in Maine…but then I reconsidered because I saw that movie again."

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    "Do you want someone eating your brain while you are sitting in your beautiful dining room in Maine?" Howard quipped at the time.

    Ummmm, yeah. Sometimes actors are just too good at their jobs.

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