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

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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?"

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."

<div><p>"Do you want someone eating your brain while you are sitting in your beautiful dining room in Maine?" Howard quipped at the time.</p></div><span> Bravo / NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images</span>

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

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

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