Michael C. Hall Sheds Light on 'Dexter'
Michael C. Hall Sheds Light on 'Dexter'
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Ever since Showtime launched Dexter, a series based on the novels by Jeff Lindsay, viewers have been instantly addicted to its titular character, a Miami-based serial killer who works for the Miami Metro Police Department as a blood spatter analyst.

Season 1 first introduced Dexter Morgan as a jovial employee working in a crime lab during the day and a disciplined yet murderous psychopath who gives into his bloodlust at night by carefully killing the serial killers that have slip through the justice system.  As the series progressed, it revealed more about his background and how he meticulously crafted life to mask his true nature. But as the show cuts deeper into the coming episodes of the second season, where evidence of his murderous activities have already surfaced, fans will get to see more emotional struggles and more self-discoveries.

“His world is pretty rocked…Dexter is still reeling from what happened last season.  Any footing that he was able to establish for himself was pretty much immediately pulled out from under him…A lot of his journey, over the course of the second season, will be negotiating his growing awareness of that fact with the fact that his compulsion remains.  He has to learn how to reconcile those things,” Michael C. Hall, who plays the titular character,  told MediaBlvd Magazine.

Despite the dark and sinister nature of his character, fans from all over have grown to love and sympathize with Dexter, which is very gratifying for the 36-year-old actor who first catapulted to stardom on HBO's Six Feet Under.

“People, generally, just express their enthusiasm about the show and the character.  They want to make sure the show is coming back, which is always really encouraging,” Hall said.

Just like his fans, Hall has also grown to have high regards for his character, especially as he discovers more about his deepest secrets and his growing desire to be accepted and revealed.

“Part of my job, in spite of his claims of having a closed heart, is to open my heart to him.  The more I learn about Dexter, as he learns about himself, the more affection and respect I have for him.  We all have our shadow.  His is about as formidable a shadow as you can imagine, but he has taken unique responsibility for it.  I admire him for that,” he added.

Fans can catch a new episode of Dexter every Sunday at 9pm ET/PT on Showtime.


-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Source: MediaBlvd Magazine
(Image courtesy of Showtime)

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