Amy: Aha! So, do you already know who lives and dies, or is that a secret that Fuller is keeping from the cast?
MM: I have a hunch! If I knew it for sure, I wouldn’t tell. gives me a sneaky smile. Darn you!
Amy: My guess is that Jack (Lawrence Fishburne) will no longer be with us and that everyone else will live. Although I don’t know about Abigail. She might die. Her wound was the most fatal, I think.
MM: Yeah but she’s survived it twice! We never know. INTERESTING.
Amy: What did you think of Abigail just…appearing like that? As a viewer, I was surprised!
MM: Not a big surprise for me. I knew there was no reason for Hannibal to kill, and I had a hunch that I would keep her as a present for me and Will, so we could go into the future as a happy family. But he didn’t want it, he didn’t embrace it. So, obviously, I had to do what I did.
Amy: Speaking of being on the run, I love Gillian Anderson. I am a huge X-Files fan from way back. So are you guys going to be playing house in the new season?
MM: Right now it seems to me that since I’m on the run and she’s with me, I am expecting at least a few good scenes with her.
Amy: I am so looking forward to that! As for the rest of the women on Hannibal, I blog a lot women in the genre and women in fandom, and many of the women on Hannibal seem to be victims. Some are strong at the same time, but victims nonetheless. Like Bella is a victim of her cancer, and of Hannibal, and Miriam Lass is Hannibal’s victim, and Freddie is a victim of Dr. Gideon. and Alana! Don’t get me started on Alana! I was so mad at her in the finale! Running up the stairs like a horror movie cliche!
MM: Everyone is kind of a victim here, except for Hannibal. I think Bryan has a good eye for the strong individual characters, and that goes for the female characters as well. We have another Verger, as we say, and she might be a victim but she’s also an executioner herself. She’s a Verger, they are not healthy people.
Amy: No, they are not, for sure. So you are on the run – are you in Italy or in France?
MM: I don’t know yet! Not yet.
Amy: The plane was heading to Paris, but Bryan Fuller recently said that all the dishes, the episode titles, will be Italian.
MM: So, sounds like Italy. You know more than I do at this point! lol oh dear!
Amy: You are obviously very well-traveled and know several languages, and have done movies in many locations. What are your favorite places to visit?
MM: I’ve shot in numerous places and I love everywhere I go, but one specific place that really caught my attention and I fell in love with was Iceland. Iceland –
Amy: (in which I rudely interrupt) Iceland! I am going there in November with my husband! It is going to be so great!
MM: You’re kidding! Well, November might be a tough one for you because it is going to be pitch dark a lot of the day.
Amy: We’re going to see the northern lights, so I hope so!
MM: Oh, that’s good then. I went in summer and it was like this (gestures to the sunny, 80-degree temps and clear skies) 24/7. Iceland is spectacular. Not only because of the landscape and the country itself, but because of the people. They are amazing. You will see for yourself, I can’t even tell you what it is. There’s something magic about the place.
Amy: Ok, one more Hannibal question. Does Hannibal love Will? Or, should I say, does Hannibal love Will the way the fans want Hannibal to love Will? oh the fanfic…
MM: I know that he loves Will. He’s the closest he’s come to anyone he’s ever loved. And that’s not in a sexual way, but in a mental way. He sees a mirror image of himself in Will. Will Graham is obviously a man who is full of empathy, but he can’t control it. I’m a man full of empathy but I’m in total control of it. So I see that mirror image and I’m sure I can help and guide the young man down his path. This beautiful path that I will show him.
Amy: What about Alana? Do you think he felt anything for Alana, or was he just using her?
MM: No, he wasn’t using her. He’s not a liar, he doesn’t have a master plan. He –
Amy: You don’t think he has a master plan?? I think he does!
MM: No, he doesn’t have a master plan. He loves living from one day to the other. He love improvising. For him, it’s life. He wouldn’t even mind going to jail. He will take it as a challenge, and figure out how to survive, and how to get out. So yes, he definitely, definitely cared about Alana.
Amy: Interesting! Especially because he stepped over her, it was so cold.
MM: That chapter was done, and he’s a man who can clean the blackboard.
Amy: Let’s end on a sweet note – what is your favorite dessert?
MM: My favorite dessert must be a very simple thing – vanilla ice cream and strawberries. With a little chocolate on top.
Amy: That sounds good! And thank you so much for sitting down and talking with me.
MM: You are so welcome!