“DEXTER” – The Cast After Two Years

It’s been over two years since Dexter officially came to an end, and since then the cast has continued to kick butt in other projects. Check out what the cast has been doing after the jump.  

 

Michael C. Hall (Dexter Morgan): Since starring in the Showtime series, the 44-year-old has focused most of his attention towards Broadway plays. He played the lead role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch”, playing a transgender singer, last year, and early next month he’ll star in the off-Broadway musical Lazarus co-written by David Bowie. He’s dating writer Morgan Macgregor, 

Dexter Cast Two Years Jennifer Carpenter (Debra Morgan): In August of this year, the 35-year-old welcomed her first child with fiancée and musician Seth Avett. She currently stars in the CBS showLimitless”.   

James Remar Dexter Cast Two Years  James Remar (Harry Morgan): The 61-year-old has kept busy since Dexter” ended. He has a recurring role in NBC’s show State of Affairs” and a few movies coming out later this year including The Night Watchmen”, Decommissioned”, and The Wrong Side of Right”. He also starred in the film Unnatural” earlier this year.  

Julie Benz Dexter Two Years Julie Benz (Rita Bennett): The 43-year-old was in the Hallmark movie Charming Christmas”. She starred along her best friend Jaime Murray (Lila West, Season 2) in the SyFy series “Defiance”. The show was cancelled on October 16 after only 3 seasons.   

David Zayas Dexter Cast Two Years David Zayas (Angel Batista): The 53-year-old is on the FOX show Gotham” and has a bunch of movies coming out next year including Tallulah” with Ellen Page and Zachary Quinto, and The Lennon Report”.

Desmond Harrington (Joey Quinn): stars on the ABC show The Astronaut Wives Club” and will be in the movie The Neon Demon” with Keanu Reeves next year. He guest starred on an episode of “Limitless” recently with Jennifer Carpenter.    

C.S. Lee Dexter Cast Two Years C.S. Lee (Vince Masuka): has had guest spots in a bunch of hit TV shows including “Criminal Minds”, Fresh Off the Boat” and True Detective”. He will be in the upcoming Starz show Power next year.

 

Aimee Garcia (Jamie Batista): Next year the 36-year-old will be in the movies Rush Hour”, After the Reality” with Matthew Morrison, and Sister Cities” with Michelle Trachtenberg.   
Preston Bailey Dexter Cast Two Years Preston Bailey (Cody Bennett): The 15-year-old has continued to act and has been in a handful of movies including “By God’s Grace” with his brother Brennan,18, and “A Million Ways to Die in the West” with Seth MacFarlane and Charlize Theron.  

Christina Robinson Dexter Cast Two Years Christina Robinson( Astor Bennett): The 18-year-old has a few movies coming out next year including Emma’s Chance” with Joey Lawrence and Trail’s End”.    

Lauren Velez Dexter Cast Two Years Lauren Velez (Maria LaGuerta): was in a few episodes of WE TV’s South of Hell” and will be in the movies Officer Downe” and Adrift” next year.  

Yvonne Strahovski Hannah McKay Dexter Cast Two Years Yvonne Strahovski (Hannah McKay): is also in the ABC show “The Astronaut Wives Club” with Desmond Harrington. Next year her movie “All I See Is You” with Blake Lively will hit theaters.  

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Jeff Lindsay About “Dexter” Series And Moving On: “The Adaptation They Did Was Very Faithful In Spirit, And Very Well Done. So I Got No Complaints At All About Showtime.”

Jeff Lindsay About "Dexter" Series And Moving On: “The Adaptation They Did Was Very Faithful In Spirit, And Very Well Done. So I Got No Complaints At All About Showtime.”

Jeff Lindsay spoke on “Cityscape” about Dexter’s final book, “Dexter Is Dead”, and about his experience as the author of its murderous but oddly beloved main character. While Lindsay consulted for a while on the first season of Showtime’s spinoff (and snagged a brief role in the third), the “Dexter” TV show went its own way from the books before too long. The divergent plots didn’t bother Lindsay, who says he was luckier than other authors he knows whose work has made it to the screen. “The adaptation they did was very faithful in spirit, and very well done. So I got no complaints at all about Showtime.”  

Lindsay is puzzled, however, by the fact that so many people like his character. In general, Dexter kills people who are themselves awful; but Lindsay says he often wonders, “What’s wrong with people? Because you should remember that he’s a bad guy, he’s a serial killer. And no one seems to get that.”  

It seems, too, that some forget that Dexter Morgan is fictional. Lindsay told Don that he’s been threatened and harassed by readers and show-watchers unhappy with the end of the show or, inexplicably, with him—to the extent that “it makes me a little nervous from time to time.” But despite unwanted attention in that respect, he is happy with having ended the series and looking forward to next steps. “I have a couple of things out there,” Lindsay said, acknowledging that despite a collaboration with Marvel Comics on Dexter graphic novels, “I’m still sort of at the ‘throw things at the wall and see if they stick’ phase.” 

Lindsay also touched on differences in the publishing world since he began his series with “Darkly Dreaming Dexter” and has some unconventional advice for aspiring writers. “I have two pieces of advice. The first is, don’t do it—find something else to waste your time on. And the second piece is, if you have to—which is the only excuse, if you can’t help it—learn to arc weld. Because you’re gonna have to have a semi-independent profession…to pay the rent until the unlikely event that lightning strikes and you can support yourself with writing. It’s a lot harder now.”  

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Jeff Lindsay On His Latest Book – “Dexter Is Dead”

Jeff Lindsay On His Latest Book - "Dexter Is Dead"After seven best-selling books about Miami-based serial killer Dexter Morgan, Lindsay is back to say goodbye to his beloved anti-hero. In his latest in the series, Dexter is Dead”, Jeff Lindsay gives Dexter an ending worthy of his iconic status. New Times spoke with Lindsay about his latest book in a recent interview. Read it after the jump.

Is Dexter really dead?

I don’t want to spoil anything, but is he really? It seemed like you could revive him should it be deemed necessary? Well, I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t actually paid for the book, but I would say that after you’ve paid for the book, you need to form your own conclusions. But I am thinking this is the last Dexter book.

Was killing him really the only way out?

No, I toyed with the idea of life in prison for a while because I’m a merciful guy. And I was going to give it the…well, there is a wonderful old movie Kind Hearts and Coronets, it has Alex Guinness in it. He is in prison for murder that he didn’t commit. So, he writes a confession for a dozen others he did commit. In the end of the movie, they say, “You are pardoned. You are free to go.” And he goes running out, hooray, and he rides off in his carriage and then remembers he left the confession in his jail cell. So, I thought of something like that too. But in the end, I think it had to end just exactly the way it did end.

I read in a Reddit AMA, that you said you hadn’t seen the TV series finale. Have you seen it now? And if so, do you approve?

No, I haven’t seen it. I am still getting hate mail about it, as if I had anything to do with it.

Are you staying away for any particular reason, or is it just inertia?

You know, I got three seasons behind. I was on the road for almost a year and I was all over the world. And I’m not a big binge watcher, I can’t do it anyway. And so, there was so much new stuff by then, that I never caught up.

Do you feel like the character of Dexter has turned into a cultural phenomenon almost out of your control?

I like to say I have an Edgar Rice Burroughs complex. Because you can go anywhere in the world and say, “Tarzan” and people will turn around and make the Tarzan sound. But you say, “Edgar Rice Burroughs” and people say, “Excuse me, I just have to get by you.” No one knows who that is. He was the creator of Tarzan. So, I feel like, to a certain extent, that has happened to me too.

Florida is a weird state. My dad calls it “America’s septic tank.” What do you love about the state and does it influence the way you write?

Well, we like to say that all the nuts roll downhill to Florida… I grew up there and it is my home, and every time I live somewhere else, I miss it. It’s got its hooks in me, that’s one thing. But, I love the way the sky looks when a storm rolls in. When the hair on your arms stand up and your skin tingles and the lightning hits and incredible rain. You think there is going to be a hurricane, but then, 20 minutes later it is gone. The sun is out and in half an hour the streets are dry again. Just little things like that. I love taking the boat out in the early morning and watching the sun come out over the water. It’s my home. I will wax poetic about it if I’m not careful.

So, it’s that weird edge of danger and alluring that is so captivating about the state?

Yes, would you put down that I said that? That’s pretty much it… I’ve said before that there is something surreal about Florida — a beautiful sunset, a palm tree and a headless body at the bottom of the tree. It all feels different.

There is a lot of food in your books. Dexter is almost always thinking of his stomach. What is your favorite place to eat in Florida?

You know, I think having one favorite place is like having one thing you eat for breakfast. So, it gets dull. So, it depends on the food and the weather and the mood. There is a place in Florida that has really good sushi that no one really knows about. There is a place in South Carolina that I’ve been to that serves wild game, but served in a nouveau-cuisine manner.

If you were on death row and you had to pick a last meal, what would that last meal be?

Something with a lot of courses… I read about these guys on death row and [the news stories] always say his last meal was something disappointing, like chicken fried steak, onion rings, and vanilla ice cream. God, they should have killed him sooner. But why not do something spectacular? You are only going to do this once… But I really couldn’t say, because it’s too hard.

If you could go back in time and give yourself some advice at a vulnerable point in your career, what would you say?

I would say, “Don’t be a schmuck! Finish the book!”

Is that about Dexter?

Yeah, it took four years to write it because I kept thinking, no one is going to want to read this crap.

But, I’ve read that you actually find some serial killers to be very sympathetic, who specifically and why?

No one specifically, just reading studies in general and talking to psychologist and forensic psychologists. And that’s one of the things they do. They learn how to act like they are sympathetic, but they don’t have empathy.

I met a woman in Australia. And she came up after one of the events and she was talking, but I was a little distracted. I said, “I have to go.” But then she said, “I never knew, until a few years after he died. When we found the skeletons under the house.” And I said, “Tell the next appointment I am going to be late.” This poor old lady. She said her life was horrible. He didn’t kill her obviously, but he didn’t love her because he wasn’t capable of feeling love. But, as she said, in those days you didn’t just walk out. If you got married, you stuck with it. But there were a dozen or more skeletons buried underneath her own home. And he put them there, presumably when they weren’t quite skeletons.

Do you believe in the idea of the perfect murder? How would you murder someone if you were to go about it?

You know, about 80-some-percent of murders go unsolved. So there might be too much emphasis placed on the whole idea. But with the perfect murder, you’d have to have no connection to the victim, which kind of defeats the purpose. But you’d have to pick a complete stranger and kill them and either dispose of the body so that it looks like a convincing accident or, in my case, take it out to the Everglades and put it in an alligator hole.

Florida has a lot of great places to dump a body.

Yes, it is the best.

 

Michael C. Hall Will Star In The Musical “Lazarus”

Michael C. Hall Onstage In The Musical "Lazarus"

Michael C. Hall is stepping into David Bowie’s old shoes in an off-Broadway musical. The New York Theatre Workshop said Tuesday that Hall will star in the musical “Lazarus” this winter by Bowie and “Once” playwright Enda Walsh.  

The show is inspired by Walter Tevis’ 1963 novel, “The Man Who Fell to Earth.” The new musical will have new and old Bowie songs. It will be directed by Ivo van Hove.  

Hall will play Thomas Newton, who Bowie portrayed in a 1976 film version.  

“Lazarus” begins previews on Nov. 18.  

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