Dr.-Lecter

“The essence of the worst in the human spirit is not found in the crazy sons-of-bitches. Ugliness is found in the faces of the crowd.”

-Dr. Hannibal Lecter, “Hannibal”

Bryan Fuller commented on Mikkelsen’s version of Lecter:

“What I love about Mads’ approach to the character is that, in our first meeting, he was adamant that he didn’t want to do Hopkins or Cox. He talked about the character not so much as ‘Hannibal Lecter the cannibal psychiatrist,’ but as Satan – this fallen angel who’s enamoured with mankind and had an affinity for who we are as people, but was definitely not among us – he was other. I thought that was a really cool, interesting approach, because I love science fiction and horror and – not that we’d ever do anything deliberately to suggest this – but having it subtextually play as him being Lucifer felt like a really interesting kink to the series. It was slightly different than anything that’s been done before and it also gives it a slightly more epic quality if you watch the show through the prism of, 'This is Satan at work, tempting someone with the apple of their psyche.’ It appealed to all of those genre things that get me excited about any sort of entertainment.” -Wikipedia

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