Mads Mikkelsen is looking back on Hannibal, which he starred as the title character from 2013 to 2015 on NBC.
The 55-year-old actor opened up in a new interview about the role and even more about the almost romance between Hannibal and Will Graham, played by Hugh Dancy.
He told Vulture that he and Hugh were both on board for a romance between the two and they both wanted to kiss in the season 3 finale, which ultimately became the series finale.
“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,” Mads recalled. “Me and Hugh were like, ‘Why not? We have a couple of takes. Let’s do one. It might be cool.””
However, it never happened.
“We never went for the kiss. Bryan [Fuller, showrunner] loved it, but he was like, ‘Too much, guys. It’s too obvious.’ And he was absolutely right.”
Mads continued, “I think we were just stuck on that. 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.”
Just recently, Mads signed on to star in this adventure film!