i don’t understand why people write will as swearing in ff when he almost never swears in the show….. he wouldn’t say “God, you look so hot” either, he’d say some metaphorical shit and hannibal would get that look on his face that’s like “hot damn” but doesn’t actually say anything out loud
He doesn’t swear in the show because it’s a network show.
He swears in the novel Red Dragon, and given some of what he says to Molly…”God you look so hot” really not out of the realm of things he’d say.
I understand if people don’t like a Will who swears and says things like “hotlips” but I really, really do. I love a Will who both cusses like a sailor and who easily employs florid, figurative language. A Will and a William, blue-collar and educated, gruff and thoughtful, sensitive and pragmatic, introspective and crude.
there’s an interesting disconnect between show!will and novel!will that’s very small but also glaring obvious and has to do with the very 70s/80s lingo he jives in the book that contrasts with the poetry of the character’s narration. show!will talks like how novel!will thinks and they mostly do away with that part of the character all together so it’s facinating to see when authors manage to put that part back