Yvonne Strahovski Calls Dexter Role a 180 From Chuck

Yvonne Strahovski interviewed by TVGuide @ the Comic Con San Diego 2012 about her role in SH0/Dexter!

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 [SPOILER ALERT! This story contains major plot points from the upcoming season of Dexter. Read at your own risk.]

Sarah Walker, no more.

Yvonne Strahovski, formerly known as Chuck‘s sexy secret agent, is about to shock and awe audiences this fall when she takes on a killer new role on Showtime’s Dexter.

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Hannah McKay (Strahovski) will cross paths with Dexter (Michael C. Hall) this season while working on a cold case. Why is Hannah such an expert? As TVGuide.com first reported, she went on a Bonnie-and-Clyde-like killing spree with her boyfriend in her younger years, and turned against him when they got caught. Charming!

« This character is going to be completely different, » Strahovski told TVGuide.com following Thursday’s Comic-Con panel. « It’s a 180 from the Sarah Walker that everyone knows me to be on Chuck. I get to play someone that’s darker and in an environment that’s darker. The show is obviously very dark. The energy is so different. »

The stark contrast between Hannah and Sarah is exactly what attracted Strahovski to this role — that, and the possibility of cursing on TV. « I’ve never gotten to say the F-bomb on camera, and maybe I’ll get to say the F-bomb on an adult show, » she said with a laugh. « It’s little things like that. »

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Of course, any new female character who joins Dexter will draw comparisons to Lumen (Julia Stiles), but Strahovski stresses that they’re two very different characters. « We met Lumen in such a damaged place, » she says. « The first time we saw her, she was a victim of the barrel guy. She was in such a fragile spot. When we meet Hannah, it’s not like that. It’s a different beginning when she meets Dexter because she’s coming to help solve an unsolved murder. They need her to help them get some information. She’s very much a together person when we first meet her. »

While Strahovski was shy to even confirm what executive producerSara Colleton told us about her character, she did get excited about the possibility of showing flashbacks to Hannah’s killer past. « I wonder the same thing actually and I might ask that same question when I find the writers of the show here, » she says.

Bottom line: Sarah Walker may have been a killer in her own right, but she’s long gone. Bring on Hannah McKay! « It’s such an amazing show and to be changing it up like this, I couldn’t ask for anything better really, » she said.

Are you excited to see the Chuck alum on Dexter?

Check out the first two minutes of Dexter‘s season premiere below:


By Natalie Abrams

Credits : www.tvguide.com via yvonne-strahovski.fr
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