Rob McElhenney wants Anthony Hopkins to become Wrexham AFC fan
Rob McElhenney has said he wants Anthony Hopkins to become a fan of Wrexham AFC.
The Wrexham AFC co-owner, who bought the club with Ryan Reynolds, has been working with the Welsh actor on the Mythic Quest comedy show.
He told NME that they’re “buds now” and that he’s going to “make him a supporter”.
Hopkins has been narrating the Apple TV+ series, which follows the story of a video game studio that produces the popular Mythic Quest game, and McElhenney plays the character of its creator Ian Grimm.
In the multiplayer role play game, players often inhabit a science fiction or fantasy world.
The Wrexham AFC club badge also features on a shield in the standalone episode “Mythic Quest: Everlight”, where the characters ended up in a “magical forest”.
“He is a big supporter,” McElhenney joked when NME asked about Hopkins’ thoughts on Wrexham as a famous Welshman.
He added: “No he didn’t mention it, but I’m going to make him a supporter.
“I’ve already sent him a bunch of gear and I’m going to hope that he puts it on and puts it up on his Instagram. We’ll see. We’re buds now.
“I call him Tony now. I said, ‘Sir Anthony’ and he said, ‘Don’t worry about that’ and I said, ‘Okay Mr Hopkins’ and he said, ‘Don’t worry about that call me Tony’ and I said, ‘Okay Tony.’
“So now I assume that since I can call him Tony we’re buds. He lives in the area. He’ll go for it.”
He explained why he wanted Hopkins for the role of narrator: “My character was narrating the piece and I just heard it and I’m just so sick of my own voice, and it worked narratively but it just felt like we wanted to have somebody that right off the bat could make it feel magical, and so there’s maybe four people on the planet that have a voice like that, and they’re all knighted.
“So, we realised that we had to go to the UK to find a knight.”