Gillian talks about her role in HANNIBAL
Posted at 10:12 AM (PDT) on Saturday, April 6, 2013
April 5, 2013
by: Chris Alexander
Exclusive: Gillian Anderson talks role on NBC's HANNIBAL
HANNIBAL, the new NBC series that premiered last night (April 4) to positive reviews, is about as dark as network TV gets. The series, written by Bryan Fuller and whose pilot was directed by David Slade (HARD CANDY, 30 DAYS OF NIGHT), takes Thomas Harris' iconic star of book and film, Dr. Hannibal Lecter (here played by Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen) and unfolds his pre-RED DRAGON life over an entire season (if the show does well, maybe a few seasons), aiding FBI profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) as he hunts serial killers while the good doc himself is quietly killing and consuming even more victims.
The show has an impressive cast that's also aided by veteran actor Laurence Fishburne (THE MATRIX) and, as the series arrives in its final few episodes, THE X-FILES femme fatale Gillian Anderson who, in a novel twist, plays Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier, confessor psychiatrist to Lecter, his only outlet in which he can unburden himself of the sanguinary secrets he holds. It was a role that Anderson was perhaps born to play.
THIS SEASON ON HANNIBAL: Viewer Discretion Advised
Gillian's character will appear in these five episodes (air dates according to The Internet Movie Database):
May 9 - Ep 6
May 16 - Ep 7
May 23 - Ep 8
June 20 - Ep 12
June 27 - Ep 13
If you missed the first episode, you can watch it now on NBC's HANNIBAL page.
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