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.”
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.
The eighth, and final, season of Dexter premieres June 30 on Showtime, and last night the show celebrated those eight seasons with a red carpet gala. Yvonne Strahovski, confirmed to return as Hannah McKay, joined her fellow cast members to celebrate.
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.
Dexter wraps up a stellar season on Sunday, December 16, but will Hannah McKay survive the final hour? Watch a sneak peek of Yvonne Strahovski facing off with Jennifer Carpenter’s Deb below, then tell us what you think Hannah’s fate will be.
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.
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.