And that is why Mikkelsen’s portrayal works so well. This is the first and only time Hannibal has been allowed a heart. It’s a dark and twisted heart, but a heart nonetheless. Mikkelsen lets that heart beat violently, and ironically with so much truth that it is painful at times. Hannibal is undeniably evil, but in many instances, even when he’s at his most terrifying, he is still somehow likable. Mikkelsen is probably the only actor who could make him sympathetic after he’s gutted the show’s co-lead, slashed the throat of two others, and orchestrated the possible death of his former lover.
Thomas Vinterberg said he had to dress Mads down in The Hunt coz he was too handsome:
This is how you dress him down! (but he is still charming ^^)
OMG I STILL CAN’T GET OVER THE TEASER!
livin’ the hannibal lifestyle (◡‿◡✿) [x]