No Hannibal, no issue.
In an unique chat with E! News, Clarice‘s Marnee Carpenter sounded off on criticism that the absence of Hannibal Lecter has actually been felt in the brand-new CBS police procedural. Specifically, Carpenter, who represents serial killer survivor Catherine Martin, called out this commentary as “a weak argument.”
“I feel like it’s a cheap shot because Lecter’s been done so much, and wonderfully at that,” she specifically shared. “I love Anthony Hopkins; it does not improve than him. So, since this character has actually been done so well, and a couple of times, we can let that rest.”
Hopkins won Best Actor at the 64th Academy Awards for his representation of Dr. Hannibal Lecter in the 1991 movie, The Silence of the Lambs. The character was later on restored, and played by Mads Mikkelsen, for NBC’s Hannibal.
As she continued, Carpenter acknowledged that Clarice was “a reboot in a way” as it is an extension of Agent Starling’s story. “I feel like shows get a lot of heat for being reboots,” she included. “So, instead we’re going into these characters that were kind of left alone and not really dissected or shown their storylines.”