So my grandma called me last night while I was at the Hugh Dancy Q&A, and I called her back this morning to let her know why I didn’t pick up.
I start telling her "So, you know the show Hannibal? One of the lead actors-"
and she just goes “Oh, Hannibal! Of course, I DVR’d that last night, though I won’t have the chance to watch it until tonight.”
I literally just froze and went “You… you watch Hannibal?” I’m still in complete shock. My grandma is one of those grandmas who is constantly bringing you cookies and making you pasta, goes to church more than once a week, watches the Pope on TV and is generally put off by the level of violence in the clips on America’s Funniest Home videos. And i’m just sitting there as she starts telling me how much she likes HANNIBAL.
She goes, in her sweet, grandma voice "I was intrigued because I saw The Silence of The Lambs, and all those films with Anthony Hopkins, he’s so terrific. I don’t know, what he does with people, you know, the food, puts you off, but it’s strange, I find it very interesting!"
I start fangirling a little bit, like “Grandma!!! I had no idea? Omg I need to call you every Saturday to talk about it now!!!” and started talking about what Hugh said at the Q&A, especially regarding Hannibal himself and Mads Mikkelsen’s portrayal, she just goes (about Mads) "Oh, he’s so wonderful. He can act so creepy, but I hear that he’s really a sweet pussycat."
I’m just sitting and silently dying at this point, this is the greatest discovery I have ever made.