"We actually did a couple of takes of the very last scene where we were looking at each other, and it was a little too obvious — it was almost a kiss. Me and Hugh were like, ‘Why not? We have a couple of takes. Let’s do one. It might be cool... We never went for the kiss. Bryan loved it, but he was like, ‘Too much, guys. It’s too obvious.’ And he was absolutely right.... I think we were just stuck on that. And a lot of the Fannibals wanted it as well. It’s been a subject of homoerotic fan art. And for good reason, because they are so united as twins in many ways. But we never wanted it to be a physical thing. It was something much bigger than that.”
There's a big interview with Mads Mikkelsen out on Vulture this morning and he shares the above with regards to the final scene of the third season of Hannibal and... listen, I have Bryan Fuller's phone number. We're gonna have words the next time we talk. Mads said they had "takes," Bryan!!! Full takes! You couldn't just shoot a kiss? For the extras on the blu-ray? Picture it: a half an hour special features video of kiss takes. Them thing's woulda sold like hot cakes. Hot cakes!!! Anyway in the new interview Mads also re-commits to wanting to do more Hannibal, so perhaps they can just make a fourth season of boinking. Nothing but boinking! I am available to write screenplays, Bryan! I got ideas!