On the TV series Hannibal, serial killer Francis Dolarhyde (Richard Armitage), aka The Red Dragon, The Tooth Fairy, meets blind film processor Reba McClane. He says he needs a favor. He’s looking for infrared movie film, to photograph the nocturnal animals at the zoo, from about 8 feet away. Reba explains that he’ll need total darkness to process the film and offers to do it for him. “Privacy guaranteed,” she says cheerfully.
Reba is portrayed by Rutina Wesley. She’s best known for her role as Tara Thorton on True Blood. Fun family facts about Wesley: She was born and raised in Las Vegas where her mother was a showgirl and her father was a noted tap dancer. Wesley moved to New York to attend The Julliard School. She graduated in 2005 and then went on to perform in the David Hare play, The Vertical House opposite Bill Nighy. Hannibal airs Saturdays at 10pm on NBC.