A few of Hannibal’s best and most loved scenes over the course of its three seasons involved Mads Mikkelsen’s incredible physicality, especially that insane fight between him and Laurence Fishburne’s Jack Crawford. Mikkelsen is in fantastic shape, and as you’ll see by this incredibly fun third collaboration with Bo Concept, he’s still in fine form, ready to kick anyone’s ass. For the Copenhagen-shot short, Mikkelsen worked with stunt coordinator, Kimmo Rajala (Let the Right One In, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Wallander), who calls the athletic actor “a real pleasure to work with.”
Look how light on his feet this guy is.
He takes a fall pretty well, too.
And, there’s that dancer background.
Mads says we haven’t been the only ones missing those Hannibal fight scenes.
“It’s been a while since I have had a more physically demanding role like this one. I really enjoyed doing these stunts - I may just have turned 50, but I am in super shape and I think it is so much fun to do things like this.”
I really, really hope he gets a chance to kick ass in both Rogue One and Doctor Strange.
Until then, here are a few lovely Mads shots to get you through this Thursday.
(photos via BoConcept)