For many people around the world, Anthony Hopkins is the face of Hannibal Lecter. What do you feel Mads Mikkelsen is going to add to this saga?
A terrifying subtlety. As episodes go on, you’re going to start seeing the way a person can command other people, by doing practically nothing, and still terrifying the shit out of you. He is the most astonishingly subtle performer, with the most incredibly keen sense of what his face can do, and how his words can form. Mads has a mission and nothing is by chance. He prepares everything. There’s a moment in the third episode where the scene suddenly becomes terrifying, for reasons that wouldn’t be normally terrifying. It’s Mads who is doing that. I truly believe as long as we have success in the seasons, that Mads will become the defining face of Hannibal Lecter.