Michael C. Hall Talks About “Dexter” And His New Play “Lazarus”

Michael C. Hall Lazarus

 Via timeout: If you ask Michael C. Hall, being known worldwide for playing a convincingly charismatic serial killer is every bit the head trip it sounds. “It’s existentially challenging,” he says with a laugh. “People have told me that they relate to the character and that they have their own homicidal fantasies that the show’s soothed.” When he’s off the clock, the 44-year-old is a low-key kind of celebrity who could be mistaken for an average guy if his clothes weren’t just that much nicer and his looks that much more handsome. Sitting by the window at a West Village coffee-shop not far from his home—we won’t say which spot, because, you know, creepy—the former Dexter star isn’t attracting any scarily devoted superfans, but he’s still drawing glances from the clientele over their flat whites. The roles Hall takes tend to be far from the fairly normal guy he seems to be, whether it’s a vigilante forensics analyst on “Dexter”, a gay funeral home director struggling with his sexuality on “Six Feet Under”, a glam-rock gender bender in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” or the reason for our chat today: an extraterrestrial captain of industry in new Off Broadway show Lazarus.  

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.”  

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?