Q. Was there a particular costume that stood out to you in the show for any reason, or that you felt best represented Alana as a character?

A. I particularly loved the suits in the third season. I don’t really own suits as they seem so serious in real life, but I loved wearing them in character and feel they really made her strong and confident. Also, Hannibal being incarcerated, he doesn’t have access to his dear suits anymore. I love that Alana has taken over his wardrobe, probably even to nag him as she parades in front of his cell window.

Q. Did you have a favorite set on the show?

A. Hannibal’s office was amazing I think. It felt like the whole room could eat you up if it decided to close in on you. The numerous books in the library of the second floor were also wonderful to browse through.

Q. Were there any costumes or props you wished you could have taken home with you (or did)?

A. The suits! Production was very generous and allowed me to adopt three of them. I am now an official grown-up who owns suits. They were tailored for me so they really feel like treasures.


Q. You worked with some rather gruesome prosthetics on Hannibal. How realistic are those items in person?

A. The props were extremely realistic. One of the props, a lifelike model of actor Aaron Abrams was so realistic that I acted opposite it for three years and had no idea that it wasn’t a real actor.

Q. Were there any costumes or props you wished you could have taken home with you (or did)? Or conversely, any props that you’re happy to never see again?

A. I did take the Aaron prop home with me but I somehow lost it. I recently came across it in another show on TV and was impressed that it still appeared quite fresh although the girl it was kissing was obviously a prop.

Seriously though, the prop I found most realistic and gruesome was the charred child from the banned episode of kids killing people. It gave me nightmares. I’m sure right now it is sitting on some special effects person’s desk giving other people the willies.