Although usually a gore-filled thriller, Mads Mikkelsen reveals the one surprisingly scrumptious element about filming the Hannibal TV present. Centering on Mikkelsen’s Hannibal Lecter and Hugh Dancy’s FBI profiler Will Graham as they work collectively on quite a lot of circumstances and discover themselves entangled in a tense and secret-filled relationship, the horror present scored widespread acclaim in its three-season run. In increasing the lore of Thomas Harris’ novels, Hannibal dove deeper into Lecter’s love of connoisseur delicacies, full with intricately shot cooking sequences outdoing cooking reveals on the likes of the Meals Community, solely with a decidedly human ingredient.
Whereas talking with GQ to replicate on his most iconic characters, Mads Mikkelsen regarded again on his time filming the Hannibal TV present. The actor revealed one surprisingly scrumptious element about manufacturing in regard to the present’s manufacturing, having finished all of his personal cooking for its memorable meals sequences, whereas additionally infusing a singular ingredient to Lecter’s palate. See what Mikkelsen defined within the quotes and video starting on the 7:47 mark beneath:
I did all of it, yeah, that’s all me doing the stuff, flipping and catching an egg there. That’s a number of juggling in that, which I’m pretty good at myself. There was issues that I didn’t know why I did them at first, after which it is sensible later. Like, when he sniffs wine, everybody goes like [puts glass up to nose], he places the glass away from him. I did it simply to do one thing attention-grabbing, to be sincere [chuckles], like, “That’s bizarre he’s doing that, let’s do it for enjoyable.” After which, in actuality, his nostril is so delicate, it needs to be all the way in which out right here.
Why Mikkelsen Stays The Greatest Hannibal Actor
Within the 40-plus years since Harris’ first Lecter-focused novel was revealed, Hannibal has been dropped at life on display with quite a lot of performers starting with Brian Cox in Michael Mann’s Manhunter adopted by Anthony Hopkins’ Oscar-winning flip in The Silence of the Lambs and its two follow-ups, Hannibal and Crimson Dragon. Whereas the latter two motion pictures scored combined evaluations from critics, Hopkins’ efficiency as Lecter remained a constant supply of reward, setting a really excessive bar for any future actors to tackle the mantle.
It then got here as a welcome shock to each horror style followers and those that loved Harris’ novels that Mikkelsen’s Hannibal would arguably surpass Hopkins within the NBC present. Praised for taking a subtler strategy to Hannibal’s cannibalism and serial killer nature whereas additionally psychologically toying with Will and others round him, Mikkelsen’s tackle the character led to audiences being extra eager on seeing extra of this secretive dynamic quite than the imprisoned psychopath many knew him for in prior diversifications.
It additionally helps that Mikkelsen’s run because the character within the Hannibal present earned extra constant reward than that of Hopkins, who went from an Oscar-winning debut to a poorly acquired sequel and modestly acquired prequel. Moreover, with Hannibal‘s cult following solely having elevated within the years since its cancelation, and the will for a season 4 revival remaining excessive, the present being brisker in audiences’ minds is bound to be a consider him rating greater than his predecessors. One can solely hope Mikkelsen can deliver his connoisseur cooking expertise again to the display in some capability, be it Hannibal or one other challenge.