HANNIBAL Almost Ended With Lecter and Graham’s Big Kiss

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Well, it looks like the hit Hannibal series almost ended with Lecter and Will Graham sharing a big old smooch. Yes, Hannibal himself, Mads Mikkelsen reveals they very briefly considered bringing the two character’s sexual tension to, I don’t know, ahead.

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Read his Hannibal comments below.

Mikkelsen tells Vulture: “We actually did a couple of takes of the very last scene where we were looking at each other, and it was a little too obvious — it was almost a kiss. Me and Hugh were like, ‘Why not? We have a couple of takes. Let’s do one. It might be cool.’….We never went for the kiss. Bryan loved it, but he was like, ‘Too much, guys. It’s too obvious.’ And he was absolutely right... And a lot of the Fannibals wanted it as well. It’s been a subject of homoerotic fan art. And for good reason, because they are so united as twins in many ways. But we never wanted it to be a physical thing. It was something much bigger than that.”

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Bryan Fuller developed the psychological horror-thriller series for NBC based on characters from Thomas Harris’ novels. It focused on the relationship between FBI special investigator Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), a forensic psychiatrist destined to become Graham’s most cunning enemy and, at the same time, the only person who can understand him.

Season 3 sports a near-perfect 98% on Rotten Tomatoes. The Critics Consensus: Bryan Fuller serves up another delightfully demented season of Hannibal, featuring a hearty helping of gorgeous gore, paired with a sweet side of twisted humor.

All three Hannibal seasons are now streaming over on Netflix.

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