The Westworld scene featuring a young Anthony Hopkins that left fans stunned

Warning: This article may contain Westworld spoilers.
Anthony Hopkins in Westworld. Photo / Getty
Anthony Hopkins in Westworld. Photo / Getty

Fans of the blockbuster show Westworld were left in awe after the most recent episode featured a digitally de-aged version of Anthony Hopkins.

The 78-year-old actor plays Dr Robert Ford in the show about a futuristic theme park populated by artificial beings.

And fans couldn't believe their eyes when a flashback scene featured a much younger version of Hopkins in the third and most recent episode which aired yesterday on Foxtel in Australia.

Here's what Hopkins normally looks like in the show:

Sir Anthony Hopkins from Westworld. Photo / Supplied
Sir Anthony Hopkins from Westworld. Photo / Supplied

And here's what he looked like in the flashback scene:

A digitally de-aged Anthony Hopkins in Westworld.
A digitally de-aged Anthony Hopkins in Westworld.

And just for fun, here's what Anthony Hopkins actually looked like in real life in 1969:

Anthony Hopkins in publicity portrait for the film 'The Looking Glass War', 1969.
Anthony Hopkins in publicity portrait for the film 'The Looking Glass War', 1969.

Fans took to Twitter to express their amazement at the flashback scene:




So how did they do it? Westworld's visual-effects supervisor explained the process toThrillist.

"We took a scan of Sir Tony and used that as our base," Jay Worth said, "and then used a ton of photography and reference to figure out what we wanted him to look like".

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Once they'd created a CG version of Hopkins' face, they transferred it onto the body of a stand-in.

Pretty cool huh?

- news.com.au

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