In a new interview with the New York Daily News, Yvonne Strahovski talks about her character on Dexter, calling Hannah McKay “a sensitive sociopath”.
“I call her a ‘sensitive’ sociopath,” Strahovski says of her character. “I don’t think she walks away from wrecking people’s lives without real emotional scars. So let’s give her credit for that.”
In the interests of not getting on her bad side, we’ll go with that. [McKay] arrived on the crime scene last season as a “maybe or not” accomplice in a killing spree who instantly got Dexter’s blood flowing. And though he tried to take her out on a date by booking her a reservation on his special table, the pair wound up having killer sex instead.
“Being bound and gagged is not my idea of foreplay, but the scene certainly was intense and seemed to register well,” Strahovski says.
In fact, the actress has been amazed by the reaction from the show’s fans to her return for the eighth and final season. “The reception I’ve received has been amazing,” she says. “I didn’t realize how many people watch the show, so the number of people who approach me with kind encouragement has been incredible.”
Total Film issue 210 has a new interview with Yvonne Strahovski about Terra, her character in the upcoming film I, Frankenstein. They’ve released an excerpt for us to share:
What is [your character] Terra like?
“Terra’s a scientist – she’s an electro physiologist and she’s very much involved in her work. She’s passionate about it. She’s researching reanimation and bringing to life something that’s dead.
“But when she’s faced with the reality of this creature right in front of her, I think her world is totally rocked and she’s faced with this extraordinary world that she never knew about.”
Read the full interview in the current issue of Total Film. Find out where to get it here.
The studio has also finally given us a photo of Yvonne from the film! The pic shows Yvonne Strahovski and Aaron Eckhart standing in front of some sort of chamber as he gives her a book. Very mysterious.
I, Frankenstein is due in theaters – in 3-D! – January 24, 2014.
Yvonne Strahovski returned to Dexter this week as Hannah McKay, her femme fatal from last season, gave Dexter and Deb a dose of poison as punishment for sending her to jail.
In an interview with TODAY.com, Yvonne revealed that Hannah definitely has vengeance on the brain, but she needs her former lover alive:
“I don’t think she intended to kill them,” the blonde beauty explained. “It’s more about Hannah’s gotten herself in a sticky situation, and hopeful that she can have Dexter aid her. … Hannah has the ability to do it forcefully, as opposed to nicely — depending on how Dexter reacts to her and she reacts to him.”
Read more from Yvonne about Hannah and Dexter’s “extremely passionate and surprising” reunion at TODAY.com.
Esquire has a new interview with Yvonne Strahovski talking about her life here in America, playing a dark character on Dexter, and returning to Broadway. Here’s an excerpt:
ESQ: You were recently in a play, Golden Boy, which seemed like it was a huge success. Did you enjoy working on Broadway?
YS: I did. I found it immensely challenging. I didn’t really have a lot of time to think about it too much because I had wrapped season seven of Dexter on October, and then I moved to New York for four months the next day and at 10:30 in the morning I started rehearsal. Then we had this four-week intense period of rehearsals, which was completely different for me. I grew up doing theater in Australia and I have a theater company there so I know what theater is and how it functions, but I haven’t done any plays in the last seven years. It was very much a shock to the system. It was a hard, challenging role with a lot of layers, but we were led by an extraordinary director, Bartlett Sher, who just turned the production into a piece of gold.
Krista Smith from Vanity Fair is interviewing Yvonne Strahovski on Monday, December 10, at 11AM Pacific, and she’s soliciting questions! To submit your questions for Yvonne (no marriage proposals, please), send it to @kristasmith and use the tag #AskYvonneStrahovski. You can also follow along with the interview by searching for that hashtag.
The Washington Post has a new interview with Yvonne Strahovski highlighting her Broadway debut in Golden Boy. The online version of the article isn’t very long, but there may be more in the print version. Here’s an excerpt:
It was while filming “I, Frankenstein” in Australia that Strahovski went to a comedy festival and was reminded how much she adored performing live. Right about then, Broadway was calling — and she leapt. “There’s something completely raw and unique about live theater and it puts you on your toes,” she says.
Strahovski says the play is still revealing itself to her and she’s stretching her acting muscles alongside a cast of 19 that includes Danny Burstein and Tony Shalhoub.
Complex Magazine has a fun new interview with Yvonne Strahovski in their December/January issue, including gorgeous new photos and a cute video (below). Here’s an excerpt from the interview.
How do you punish people who do you wrong?
I drug them and take them out to a forest, where I wrap them in plastic and—oh, wait, that’s Dexter.
What’s the shadiest thing you’ve discovered about someone you’ve dated?
On our first date, one guy farted loudly in front of me. I considered that shady for a split second, before I burst into laughter and thought, Wow, he’s a keeper.
What do fans ask you to say most often in your Australian accent?
Everyone loves to hear me say “no.” When an Aussie says “no,” you can hear all the vowel sounds in the alphabet. I often get made fun of for it.
Showtime has a new video interview with Yvonne Strahovski talking about her character on Dexter and undertaking the challenge of playing someone “on the other side of the law.” Watch the interview below.
In their Fall TV preview issue, TV Guide Magazine caught up with Yvonne Strahovski to chat about her role in Dexter this season (her first episode airs October 14). It’s a brief piece, but she does let slip that her character, Hanna McKay, is an investigator who has a “checkered past” with her boyfriend. Apparently Dexter sees a kindred spirit in her and they form “a deep connection.” Click the image below to enlarge.