This is an excerpt from an interview on IndieWire with Anthony Hopkins – most of the interview is about his Alfred Hitchcock portrayal, but the last paragraph is about Noah, which we will put here:
Moving on to another great filmmaker,
Darren Aronofsky, whose upcoming “Noah” marks his biggest production yet. How is he handling the scale?
He’s a great, great director. It was great to work with Russell Crowe, and I was only on it for three days. We have to do a reshoot of the rain scene; he was just terrific, and I was surprised because he gave me a lot of freedom. I think he’s just great. Surprisingly, he kept everything very simple… I had expected him to take millions of takes, but he only took a couple. They were long days, but he’s a great film director and I loved working with Russell Crowe… I had a great time on that, a wonderful time.