Are there some key themes or narrative arcs threading through “Dexter” this season?
The end of last season really traumatized most of us. What reactions did you hear from fans?
I knew what was going to happen probably three or four weeks before it happened. As far as the how, that was much closer to the day of. I thought it was brilliant. I was really proud of the writers, and the network, for not backing away from so bold a step. It really propels us forward in a way that we wouldn’t have enjoyed otherwise. And what it could mean for the character is really wide open.
Looking back at your time when you were primarily working in theater — were you very happy? Or is it a crushing sense of insecurity financially?