"Oh, I definitely recognize it. But I’m not sure that Hannibal has any sexuality, and I’m pretty sure that Will Graham is straight as a nail. For Hannibal, there’s a lot of romance in life. He can fall in love with a piece of music and he can also fall in love with [Caroline Dhavernas’s character] Alana Bloom. That is, until he’s creating all these beautiful little roses out of tomatoes, and she, the dinner guest, just puts evil carrots on top of it. She’s this close to getting eaten at that point. [Smiles] But, it’s like, he could have a romance with a lot of things, and one of them could be Will. But I’m not sure it would be a physical romance so much as a mental one. And he could have it with [Laurence Fishburne’s character] Jack Crawford. But he definitely, definitely loves Will Graham. As pure as love can get."
Mads Mikkelsen, when asked about the “gay undertones” to Hannibal and Will’s chemistry (via willcannibal)
"Once the curtain is raised, the actor ceases to belong to himself. He belongs to his character, to his author, to his public. He must do the impossible to identify himself with the first, not to betray the second, and not to disappoint the third. And to this end the actor must forget his personality and throw aside his joys and sorrows. He must present the public with the reality of a being who for him is only a fiction. With his own eyes, he must shed the tears of the other. With his own voice, he must groan the anguish of the other. His own heart beats as if it would burst, for it is the other’s heart that beats in his heart. And when he retires from a tragic or dramatic scene, if he has properly rendered his character, he must be panting and exhausted."
"People worry about kids playing with guns, and teenagers watching violent videos; we are scared that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands - literally thousands - of songs about broken hearts and rejection and pain and misery and loss."