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Logan 06-21-2013 01:05 PM

Since there is no Yvonne thread here is interview no spoliers more of general interview

JUN 20, 2013
Q&A: The Beautiful Yvonne Strahovski on Dexter
By Cody Wiewandt
at 1:39pm

"America has been very kind to me."
We’ve always liked Australia (koala bears, Crocodile Dundee, the way they say, "Are you taking the piss out of me?"), and actress Yvonne Strahovski is one of our favorite recent imports from the land Down Under. Strahovksi, who first caught our attention stateside as the smart and sexy CIA Agent Sarah Walker on NBC’s late cult-hit Chuck, now embraces her mischievous side on Dexter (the season seven DVD is out now) as Dexter’s serial-killing love interest Hannah McKay. We recently gave her a call to talk about America, a successful stint on Broadway, and shooting a murder turned make-out scene with Michael C. Hall.
ESQUIRE.COM: So I watched all of season seven of Dexter over the past few days, and I don’t think you’re actually Australian. Your American accent is too good.
YVONNE STRAHOVSKI: Well that’s a good thing.
ESQ: When did you develop such an authentic-sounding accent?
YS: I’ve been working here now for six years, and as the years have gone by it’s become easier and easier. Also, growing up in Australia we’re pretty saturated with American television and film culture, so as a kid I was familiar with the accent. I think most Australians can do some kind of accent.

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ESQ: What do you think about what we’ve got going on over here?
YS: It’s been very kind to me here. Professionally, I wasn’t here very long before I got my first series, and I’ve been lucky enough to keep working throughout the six years consecutively in television and film. Working on Dexter is very much one of the highlights thus far.
ESQ: I’m really fascinated by your character on Dexter, Hannah, because she’s kind of good, but mostly bad. Do you think she’s more of a hero or more of a villain?
YS: Subjectively, as the actress playing her, yes, she’s done some terrible things in the past, but I think she believes that everything that she’s done has been justified. She’s trying to move on and make a life for herself. She’s had people get in her way, and although she wants to keep going and have an innocent life, it really just hasn’t worked out for her. And objectively she is sort of a manipulative girl, but it’s that fine line where you can see through that manipulation as an audience member and hopefully also kind of like her at the same time.
ESQ: You and Michael seem to have great chemistry, especially in the really steamy moments, like the first time you guys get together, and he’s about to kill you but then you have sex — that’s really intense on a lot of different levels. What was shooting that scene like?
YS: It was a mixture of vulnerability, being on that table naked about to be killed, but then it turns into this intimate thing. It was my first time shooting an intimate scene so I was especially nervous on the day, but Michael being the pro that he is and coming off a show like Six Feet Under — he had to do a lot of those scenes. It was kind of like riding a bike for him.
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.
ESQ: Besides Dexter, what’s on the horizon for you? Are you looking to do more Broadway?
YS: Eventually maybe more Broadway. That would be pretty awesome. I’ve got a movie being released January next year called I, Frankenstein with Aaron Eckhart and Bill Nighy. That’s something exciting that’s coming up. But right now I’m pretty knee deep in Dexter.

* Thisi nterview is a few weeks old since she tweeted weeks ago that she wasalready back in Ny done with Dexter

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Jazzed 06-23-2013 09:09 AM

Yvonne Strahovski /Hannah McKay Appreciation #1: Because that’s big for people like us. Maybe even historic.
Welcome to the Yvonne Strahovski / Hannah McKay appreciation thread. :)

Feel free to discuss anything related to Yvonne and/or Hannah here, including sharing Art. :)

If you would like to be added to the Appreciation List, please let us know.

Hannah: "Sometimes life subtracts. Sometimes it adds. Do you realize what happened? We were looking out for each other. That’s big for people like us. Maybe even historic."

Hannah: "Why do I get the feeling you want to wrap him up in plastic?"


1. Matt Logan
2. Wickedrum
3. Jazzed
4. Snatches of sunshine
5. uplink
6. Against_all_odds

wickedrum 06-23-2013 11:11 AM

:yay: thread!

did you just guess I wanted to be added? :lol:

that pic is mesmerising

Jazzed 06-23-2013 11:32 AM

Yeah it was a wild guess.. :lol:

Feel free to add Art, I can always update the OP. :)

looking at the stars 06-23-2013 11:37 AM

I want to be added to :) I lvoed her in Chuck and seriously on Dexter :yay:

Jazzed 06-23-2013 11:46 AM

I added you. :)

looking at the stars 06-23-2013 01:31 PM

thank you :hug:

Jazzed 06-23-2013 01:59 PM

You're most welcome, hun! :hug:

uplink 06-23-2013 07:13 PM

Yes please!

looking at the stars 06-24-2013 01:13 PM


Originally Posted by uplink (Post 70261853)
Yes please!

aded you :) welcome to the thread :D

Against_all_odds 06-24-2013 01:29 PM

I :love: these two. I wound up liking Lumen a lot,but she left. She couldn't connect with him after she killed her rapists/captors. Hannah is the only one who doesn't just accept him,she understands. Thanks to her,Dexter realized that his whole "Dark Passenger" thing isn't real. LaGuerta's death was awful,but showing him cross that line was fascinating.

I'll never get behind Deb/Dexter. He's not who he was in S1,he's never been in love with her and they have such a good relationship as siblings. Harry trying to justify it creeped me out. :sick:

wickedrum 06-24-2013 02:11 PM

so you wanna be added here too? :)

Against_all_odds 06-24-2013 02:12 PM

Yep-Huge Yvonne and Hannah fan.

Jazzed 06-24-2013 10:15 PM

Thanx for updating the OP Snatches! :)

I've added you too Against_all_odds. :D

Looks like lots of Yvonne/Hannah fans here on the board.. :nod:
That should make for some interesting and lively discussions with Deb/Hannah/Dex face-offs that are bound to happen in S8... :D :yay:

Against_all_odds 06-24-2013 10:21 PM


Yep-Count on it. Not everyone is sold on Dexter/Debra.

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