Hugh Dancy on Hannibal's Will: 'He's Not Just Trying to Deceive Hannibal'
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 05.15.2014
Actor talks about how far Will is willing to go...
Hugh Dancy spoke with IGN about Will Graham's going "undercover" in order to stop Hannibal Lector on Hannibal, including how far Will is willing to go to do so. Check out the highlights (some spoilers from last week's episode are contained herein):
On Will's plan: "It's precarious, but I think you'll see -- I mean, we've got two more episodes left [this season] -- that Will is not just working a devious plan and trying to deceive Hannibal. He's gotten to where he is by realizing that you can't deceive Hannibal, so he's going to proceed with great transparency."
On whether Will could go to the dark side: "He's almost improvising in the way that we saw Hannibal improvise his way through the first season. He's almost enjoying himself at this stage, and I think that's the most worrying thing for Will."
On the meat that Will offered Hannibal: "I think it has to be human. I don't think you could pull that one over Hannibal. It's not like there's some human spices you can add to lamb -- I hope! Maybe he strapped it to himself for a day and a half. No, I think that was human."
On who was being eaten: "Probably, most likely, that was Randall Tier. I think Will has absolutely crossed a line. I talked about this with Bryan [Fuller] a lot as we started down the second half of this season, that if Will's going to do that, he has to do it in total sincerity. Because you couldn't fool Hannibal for a second any other way, and that's the risk to him. Frankly, I don't even know if we'll resolve that this season, but certainly it will play up to the very, very last scene of this season."