Hi! New around here... May I ask what do you like about Madancy? Mads sure seems to fancy Mr. Dancy, Hugh.. not so much )=
My dear sweet baby fannibal, I need to stop you right there.
Since you say you’re new, I’ll help you out.
“Well, it came about because one of the things that was very important was that Will Graham and Hannibal Lecter have a likeability, not only on screen but with each other. The fact that Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen are very good friends in real life cinched the deal, in my mind. That was important because I knew it was going to translate to screen. We wanted the audience to like these two men liking each other.” — Bryan Fuller on how he ended up casting Mads Mikkelsen (x)
“Hugh Dancy was the first actor cast and that made the project all that more appetizing for Mads Mikkelsen, who knew Hugh and worked with him in the past and rightfully adored him.— Bryan Fuller (x)”
“Me and Hugh (Dancy) were two of the knights (in King Arthur). So we were sitting for half a year on horseback and we became friends way back then. It’s just been a gift. We’re doing a show like this where you’re working so close together. It’s nice to be comfortable with each other, and that was just a gift that it turned out to be me and Hugh”— Mads Mikkelsen
“Mads is a remarkable combination of things. He’s more than capable of fighting for what he wants. He’s amazing.”— Hugh Dancy
“Well obviously what I’m going to miss is just sitting down in a chair and having chit-chats with Hugh Dancy.” — Mads Mikkelsen on Hannibal S3 (x)
“It’s great. The very first time we sat down, talked about the show, Mads came up at the conversation. I worked with Mads nine years ago now on ‘King Arthur’. Completely different. Could not be more different. But during that period I got to know him and really like him. As a man as an actor. And had followed his career ever since then. I knew it was going to be great. That relationship is so complicated and interesting. It has to be believable. That’s one of the highlights of the show for me.” — Hugh Dancy
“So, spending that much time with a fellow actor, as I knew I would do with Hugh, it was just a fantastic gift that we knew each other. We are not only in the room, but to a degree, we have to be emotionally naked in certain situations.” — Mads Mikkelsen spoke about friendship with Hugh and cast (x)
He’s worked with the actor Hugh Dancy previously and agrees that such a genuine friendship lends something special to their on screen relationship. “It was a great gift for both of us, that we were able to spend some much time together on the show. We were kind of in a boat of insecurity from the beginning, but it was nice to have a friend there, if you go down or you stay up. To be able to be comfortable with someone in a room, day in, day out of filming, 12 hours a day, was an extreme gift for both of us. We found a way of working together really fast. Hopefully I’ll get to spend time with him during the third season as well, but if not I’ll just have to go drink some beers with him!” — Mads Mikkelsen (x)
“I would say an actor like Mads, but there aren’t any, there’s just Mads.” — Hugh Dancy during the SAG Foundation interview (x).
“Collaboration with Mads, who I love, who’s a wonderful actor and incredible partner in that respect “ — Hugh Dancy on what the show means to him
Hugh has become one of my very, very, very good friends. We knew each other from before, but it’s been so intense to spend three seasons together. I was there when he had his first little baby. It’s been a fantastic journey. We were just very, very lucky that we ended up with each other. Imagine if we had ended up with someone we didn’t like.” — Mads Mikkelsen (post)
Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy are friends. I’m not sure where you got the impression that they aren’t or that one dislikes the other.
Mads likes Hugh.
Hugh likes Mads.
And their amazing chemistry and friendship (and various aesthetic reasons) is why I ship the fleet of ships that belong to Hugh and Mads and their characters.
So, after all of this, if you’re interested in some more Mads and Hugh liking each other and goofing around together goodies, check out my tag ‘danish crumpet’.
Why are we all mad at Hartman? I feel like I'm missing a lot of backstory here. I'm usually just reading fanfic and he obviously doesn't come up there much. What did I miss?
Honestly, you’re not the only one that’s missed the happenings with Butch. I wasn’t really aware until pretty recently the extent of how things are/were/seem to be.
I would say that it probably all started back when Danny Phantom was first on Nick. Butch had denounced basically any m/m pairing that people had started to ship together which caused the Phandom to split in half, one side taking Butch’s words to heart, the other completely going against him. This insinuated the Phandom Wars(explained a little further in this post). Luckily I was not a part of this whatsoever and didn’t find out about it until very recently.
Continuing from that, Butch has since tried to interact with the Phandom again, but people feel that it seems like he doesn’t really care about the show all that much. He’s been known in the past to tease phans with little snippits of DP or saying that “maybe it’ll come back, who knows” on multiple occasions. When in reality Butch does not own Danny Phantom anymore, he sold the rights to Nickelodeon(which to his credit he did state in one or more of his youtube videos later on).
I personally feel that everything really started spiraling out of control after the presidential election, though. After the election was over, it came to light that Butch was a Trump supporter, which put all of those already salty LGBTQ+ phans and supporters over the edge.
Then there’s this video that was released on the 20th, in which Butch states 107 facts about Danny Phantom. A lot of which most hardcore phans already knew, and a couple of which added even more fuel to the fire such as 16:59 where he discusses why Danny wears a shirt with his bathing suit(many people take this as him trying to debunk the trans!Danny headcanon that’s been floating around for a while), and 4:45 where he states that ghosts aren’t the spirit of the dead, but just monsters from another dimension. Which clearlycontradicts the actual show, but I digress.
And of course the most recent cause for debate is this video where Team Phantom was animated again with the original voice actors no less!! Which a lot of people got heated about and criticized a bit, myself included, admittedly. But you can find my standpoint on that here that I wish more people would take to heart.
So, overall I guess it just comes down to the fact that it seems that Butch did a lot of stuff that got on people’s nerves and eventually everyone had had enough of it.