It’s finally official! Yvonne Strahovski will reprise her role as Hannah McKay in the eighth season of Dexter, EW reports.
Fans suspected she’d be back this season, but producers (and Yvonne) have kept mum about her return until now. And making the news even better, EW is hosting a live Q&A with Yvonne tonight (April 10) on Twitter starting at 7/6c. Send questions now to @james_hibberd using the hashtag #YvonneDexter and follow Yvonne at @Y_Strahovski.
The Guilt Trip arrives in theaters across the country today. Starring Seth Rogan and Barbra Streisand as a mother and son who embark on a cross-country road trip together, the movie co-stars Yvonne Strahovski as Rogan’s high school sweetheart.
We don’t know a lot about her role, but we do know that Yvonne went brunette for it and that she plays the (very) pregnant wife of Colin Hanks’ character. Check your local theater listings for showtimes.
Golden Boy is officially off and running on Broadway, and the reviews are overwhelmingly positive for the production over all and Yvonne Strahovski in particular.
The Hollywood Reporter posted their glowing review, paying special attention to Yvonne’s Broadway debut as Lorna:
Strahovski, an Australian actress best known for her television work in NBC’s Chuck and Showtime’s Dexter, makes a striking Broadway debut. Playing a role originated by Frances Farmer, Strahovski looks smashing in Zuber’s sharp ‘30s suits, nailing both the brittle façade and the longing for genuine feeling that grows as Lorna is pulled between Tom and Joe.
The icily beautiful Ms. Strahovski, making a striking Broadway debut, brings out the velvety heart beating under Lorna’s cool, hardened-steel exterior. Slinging Lorna’s tart wisecracks with the expertise of a 1930s B-movie star, she also manages to turn her borderline stereotypical character into a rounded human being who is almost as tortured by Joe’s plight as he is.
Now that Hannah McKay’s sinister secret is out – or at least part of it – how long will she last in Miami? Dexter isn’t convinced that she’s rehabilitated and his Dark Passenger has some ideas about what to do next in this sneak peek at Sunday’s episode of Dexter.
Yvonne Strahovski is New York City to prepare for her upcoming role in the revival of Golden Boy on Broadway. She’ll star opposite Tony Shaloub and Seth Numrich. Numrich stars as Joe, a promising violinist who is tempted to become a boxer; Shaloub plays Joe’s father; and Yvonne plays, Lorna Moon, Joe’s manager’s girlfriend who Joe falls for as well. Last night Yvonne, Seth, and Tony appeared at a photo call to promote the play, which begins previews on November 8 with opening night set for December 6. Golden Boy will be performed at the Belasco Theater, where the play was first presented in 1937.
Yvonne Strahovski walked the red carpet in New York City today for NBC’s 2011-2012 upfronts presentation, alongside Chuck co-stars Zachary Levi, Joshua Gomez, & Ryan McPartlin. Yvonne showed off her new brunette ‘do (it’s for her role in the feature film My Mother’s Curse). The Chuck season finale airs tonight, May 16, at 8/7c on NBC. Season 5 returns in the Fall when Chuck moves to Fridays at 8/7c.
The folks over at WeGiveAChuck.com have launched a new renewal initiative targeting Chuck‘s advertisers. It’s a simple concept: just send a “thank you” postcard to any or all of the advertisers (contact info is provided) to give them a clearer idea of just how many people their message is reaching. Even better? International fans can participate! This week’s targets are Cloud B and Tide. Get the scoop at WeGiveAChuck.com.
Yvonne Strahovski won the Choice TV Actress: Action surf board at this year’s Teen Choice Awards, something voted on by fans around the world. Zachary Levi won the Choice TV Actor: Action surf board for his work on Chuck, too. The pair also presented the Choice Athlete: Male award to soccer star David Beckham. Check out the video of them presenting below, and see photos from the event in the ChuckTV.net gallery.
Yvonne Strahovski filmed two movies in Australia after Chuck season 2 wrapped, and we have news on both of them. Moviehole reports that Matching Jack, a drama about a family tragedy that reveals secrets, will premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival (July 22 – August 8) ahead of a national release on September 30 by Twentieth Century Fox.
Yvonne stars as Veronica, the mistress with whom David (Richard Roxburgh) is enjoying an idyllic life when his wife finds out that their son is terminally ill. Says Yvonne, “I love dramas, I am drawn to tragic stories, and this [really] encompasses tragedy. It is always fun playing the other woman and trying to make her likable.”
Moviehole also has a set visit report for Yvonne’s other film, I Love You Too, coming to Australian movie screens on May 6. Here’s an excerpt of the report with writer/star Peter Helliar talking about Yvonne’s participation in the film.
“I usually keep my ear to the ground when it comes to new TV shows, but Chuck had escaped me – I hadn’t heard of it, thus I didn’t know Yvonne. When I saw her photo I didn’t think she was right anyway – she was hot, sure, but I didn’t think she was right for this, not based on her look and age.
“You see, I always envisioned the film being about people in their thirties – because that’s the age when you really have to decide whether you’re going to grow up or not”, the 35-year-old says. “Yvonne was in her early twenties at that stage, and I didn’t think the film would work as well with someone in her twenties. But then I started to watch her in Chuck, and I realized that she has sort of like an ‘older personality’ – and that she could play older. I immediately went ‘Yeah, that’s her!’.”
It’s going to be an exciting summer for Yvonne fans, at least in Australia!