‘Hannibal’ Cast Describe How They’d Like To Be Killed By Hannibal Lecter
Hannibal wrapped up its third and likely last season over the weekend, leaving perhaps less of a bodycount than some fans – and cast and crew members – may have expected.
Hannibal Cast & Crew On How They’d Like To Go Out
At San Diego Comic-Con last year, uInterview asked actors Scott Thompson (Jimmy Price) and Caroline Dhavernas (Alana) how they would like to be killed by Hannibal. (Spoiler Alert: Both of their characters survived the Hannibal finale, “The Wrath of the Lamb.”)
“I’d like to be raped to death by one of [Hannibal’s] expensive art pieces. Like a fetish. Like an African fetish. Like a Buddhist, a big ivory Buddhist [sic],” Thompson joked to uInterview. “That might be it. Or maybe my head crushed by a marble Buddha.”
As for Dhavernas, she didn’t necessarily care about the method of the murder, but she did want to know that Hannibal wouldn’t pass up the chance to cook and eat her. “If I had to be murdered by Hannibal… Well, I would just have to hope he’d nibble on me because he’s allowed,” said Dhavernas. “He can do whatever he wants.”
Hannibal creator Bryan Fuller, while he may come up with and watch the gruesome deaths on the series that stars Mads Mikkelsen in the titular role, he doesn’t want to be witness to his own gory demise.
“I want him to sneak up on me when I’m sleeping. I don’t want to know what happened,” said Fuller. “I just want to be cozy, and then he can have his way with me once I’m dead. But, I just don’t want to see it coming.”
Producer Michael Rymer had a decidedly different point of view. He actually would want to join Hannibal at the dinner table to feast on his own flesh.
“I kind of think, I’d kind of like to go the Gideon way. If I’m going to go, I want to be party to it, get to join in fully and eat myself,” Rymer told uInterview. “I’ll go for that one.”
Though Hannibal‘s run on NBC has officially come to an end, Fuller still hopes that the show will get a second life on another network or that he’ll find the funding for a feature film.