Sunday, 17 February 2013

Dexter Star an Aussie!

Love her or hate her - Dexter's Hannah McKay has captured the attentions of our favourite serial killer, but not to kill her.  And is it any wonder why?  Hannah is played by Australian actress Yvonne Strahovski!  Like me, she is a western Sydney girl having been born in Campbelltown, then attending and graduating from the University of Western Sydney Nepean campus (which is just a stone's throw from me).
In a recent interview with the Australian Times, she said: “It’s great to be able to play different types of characters. Hannah is definitely a darker character for me than some of my other roles, and Michael C. Hall was a great inspiration in how to play a character that is dark but still likable. He has the ability to change the dynamic where the audience is rooting for the serial killer to win.”
Also from the article:
The actress said that she was a fan of Dexter prior to taking on the role of Hannah McKay, watching all of the six previous seasons back-to-back before starting filming. She told Australian Times that working with the show’s cast and crew was an enjoyable experience and that she was thrilled to work on what is expected to be the award-winning program’s penultimate season.
She said: “Being on Dexter is one of my favourite things that I have ever done and I am blessed to have had the opportunity to work with such a professional cast and crew. Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter are amazing actors, the set was very chilled out and I had a blast working with everyone on the show.”
After a 2011 season that received lacklustre reviews, critics have praised Dexter as having returned to form in the upcoming season which screened in the United States of America in late 2012. Strahovski said that, while she had not read any reviews, the public response to her role on Dexter had been positive.

Well, as fans probably know, Season 6 wasn't the best Dexter season, so it's no surprise the reviews were what was described as "lacklustre".  The Season 6 ending, which showed Deb walking in on Dexter killing Travis Marshall, was the cliffhanger to end all cliffhangers!! Making us fans wait an entire year to see the outcome.  UK fans are just about to get Season 7, while Australia screened each episode just hours after it premiered in the US, on a Pay TV channel.  Watching the story unfold in Season 7 was nailbiting to say the least, and it is during this season we were introduced to Hannah McMcKay.  It's obvious by all accounts that Hannah will be returning in Season 8, but in what capacity, we shall have to wait and see....

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