Take a first look at Michael C. Hall in “Cold in July”, a film directed by Jim Mickle, that is now going to make its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, according to Shock Till You Drop.
Today, “Dexter” actress Jennifer Carpenter turns 34! Born in Louisville, KY, Carpenter began acting at an early age, playing Tiny Tim in her hometown’s annual Dickens on Main Street festival when she was eight years old – a role she held on to for three years. She was next spotted by Jon Jory, then-artistic director of the Actors Theatre, who cast her in several plays, including “Trudy Blue.” From there, Carpenter attended Sacred Heart Academy while joining Louisville’s Walden Theatre, where she excelled in several performances, including as Helena in ”A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” She earned critical acclaim from all circles and even won Best Frightened Performance at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards for “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”.
After eight years of seeing his face reflected in a knife blade across the buses of Los Angeles and New York, in his role as blood-spatter analyst/serial killer Dexter Morgan, Michael C. Hall is finding it nice to talk about a different character. His role in the beat generation drama ”Kill Your Darlings” is the least known figure in a largely forgotten murder scandal that engulfed the proto-beats, and perhaps even fashioned them into the movement we now recognise.
“I knew the story beforehand quite well myself,” says Hall, who is just back from Bangladesh and suffering a dose of jet lag that occasionally manifests itself in the form of long, spacey pauses, for which he apologises. “I was surprised no one had ever made a movie of it beforehand. There was remarkably little known about David Kammerer, considering what happened to him, but there was enough there for me to build upon when it came to filling in the blanks, of which there were quite a few. I did what I could with research and information about the times. There were real-time entries in Ginsberg’s diaries – meeting Kammerer for the first time.”
The Showtime series “Dexter” was always a difficult show to do interviews for because secrecy was key and the cast and creative team did their best to keep things under wraps. During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Yvonne Strahovski opened up about her time on the show and what it was like to play Hannah McKay on the final two seasons. She talked about how much she was told about her character’s journey ahead of time, her reaction to her character’s fate, what she thinks might have happened to Hannah next, what stands out most about the time she spent on the show, what her last scene with Michael C. Hall was like, how the support of the Chuck fans compared to the support of the Dexter fans, and where she’d like her career to go next.
When I spoke to you before your run on Dexter started, you couldn’t really say anything about anything. Did you really know that little, at the time, or did you just pretend really well?