IGN: When we spoke about the fight, you said it was fun to get out from behind that desk. And one thing I really admire about the show is how they don’t show Hannibal committing acts of violence all that much. Back in Season 1, they really held off on it. I remember when you knocked out Alana, it seemed so shocking, because we hadn’t really seen you do something like that yet. Has that been interesting for you, knowing what he’s capable of, but then you only show it every so often?
Mikkelsen: Yeah, I think so. I think that we don’t want to see him running around being a brutal warrior, but we want to see that once in awhile. We don’t want to forget what he is, and I think that the certain elegance he brings to it, he’s extremely fast, doing things extremely snappy — just glimpses of that, to catch him in the basement, turning off the light and he’s gone, or snapping somebody’s head out of the blue. I think those moments are very important, that we keep reminding ourselves that this is not a very calm man sitting behind a desk. This is a snake, and he moves really fast. I think the elegance that we’ve brought to that is the right choice. It’s not like he’s not a brute; he does that, of course, like everything else, with elegance. [x]