- Sir Anthony Hopkins has broken an Opensea record with his first NFT collection, The Eternal Collection
- The Eternal Collection sold out in just seven minutes, the fastest time to date
- Demand was such that the Opensea was impacted temporarily
An NFT collection from legendary actor Sir Anthony Hopkins has broken Opensea’s record for the fastest sell out, taking just seven minutes for all the pieces to be snapped up by eager buyers. Hopkins’ first NFT series, dubbed The Eternal Collection, was in such demand that Opensea creaked under the pressure, with Hopkins joking that he has the ability to “crash the internet in one single leap”.
The Eternal Collection Encapsulates Hopkins’ Career
The Eternal Collection was created in association with Orange Comet, a Web3 creative studio startup, and, according to Opensea, “conceptualises the widely diverse characters Sir Anthony has portrayed over his illustrious film career drawing its potent energy from his unique and vibrant approach to art.”
Buyers don’t yet know exactly which of the 1,000 pictures they’re getting, paying instead for a minting reservation, with reservations now selling on the secondary market with a floor price of 0.825 ETH ($1,078), although the Twitter page for Orange Comet offers an insight:
THE ETERNAL COLLECTION SOLD OUT IN LESS THAN 7 MINUTES 🎭
THE FASTEST SELL OUT IN @opensea HISTORY 😮💨
— Orange Comet (@OrangeCometNFT) October 13, 2022
Hopkins himself offered thanks for the support of his project, which looks like it will be the first in a long line:
Looks like I have the capacity to crash the internet in one single leap 🚀 Thank you everyone. I couldn’t have imagined this outcome. #SoldOut #TheEternalCollection@OrangeCometNFT @opensea @InnerCityArts pic.twitter.com/ADjBJN9P4s
— AHopkins.eth (@AnthonyHopkins) October 13, 2022
Hopkins Recognises Web 3.0 Potential
Hopkins told a press conference during the launch back in August that NFTs are “a blank canvas to create art in a new format,” and added that the metaverse “offers an incredible opportunity to connect with an audience in an entirely different way”.
The two-time Oscar winner added that “I’m probably the oldest guy in the NFT community and on social media, which proves all is possible at any age.”