I decided to do another Hannibal FOTD today. And boy, oh boy, is this a good one if I do say so myself.
Did you know that Mads Mikkelsen is in the video for Rihanna’s song ‘Bitch Better Have My Money”?
I was looking for interesting tidbits from the show’s casting and I went to Mr. Mikkelsen’s Wikipedia page where I found this little nugget. Source #33 goes to a NY Post article eloquently titled. “The 5 biggest WTF moments from Rihanna’s new video.
Here is the video if you are interested. He appears around the 5:15 mark. I also found an article about the video that compares it to an episodes of the show from the RadioTimes website.
There’s kidnapping, torture, chainsaws and murder galore in Rihanna’s new video for single Bitch Better Have my Money – or BBHMM if you really know your RiRi.
It’s truly violent stuff, especially for a singer who started out with nice songs about DJs on the beach (Pon De Replay, anyone?). The video’s plot revolves around a kidnapper who gets her money back by killing (yes, with a chainsaw) a very wealthy woman with a tiny dog.
Whether you think the video goes too far or not, the undeniably great thing about it is that it features Hannibal’s Mads Mikkelsen, the Danish actor who has been by far the main draw for fans of the NBC thriller.
As the steel-eyed cannibal in the drama series, Danish actor Mikkelsen is ridiculously charming while being very creepy indeed. But even if he wasn’t in the video, BBHMMB plays out a lot like a Hannibal episode, with a calculated murder that produces a colossal volume of blood.
In particular, it brings to mind the first season of the show in which a woman’s body is impaled on deer antlers. Or the time that a couple are skinned and turned into guardian angels. Yeah, any of those very grisly scenes.
But of course, in Rihanna’s video Mikkelsen’s character is the murdered rather than the murderer. As you watch the music video, you can almost feel Hugh Dancy’s criminal profiler Will Graham trying to work out why and how Rihanna’s character got so violent.
At the end the writer posts a couple of tweets from people suggesting that since Mads is killed in the video that is why the show was cancelled. Which would make sense if it were a Beyonce video, because Beygency and all. I also want to point out that Mads is an awesome name and I am jealous mine isn’t as cool. One last thing, per Wikipedia, he did the voice of Randall Boggs for the Monster’s Inc. Danish dub. Which takes what was already a rather dark character for a kids movie and just adds a whole new level of WTF to it. Well, there is your trivia nugget for the day. Have a great one, and i’ll see you tomorrow for another, Fact Of The Day.