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Today on NPR's 'Fresh Air': My Killer Interview with 'Dexter' Star Michael C. Hall
December 12, 2011  | By David Bianculli
 
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On today's (Monday's) Fresh Air with Terry Gross on NPR, I interview Michael C. Hall, the talented star of Showtime's Dexter (and, before that, HBO's Six Feet Under). One thing you won't hear in the interview, though, is something we were talking about briefly when we weren't recording: his plans for the holidays, while visiting New York. It turns out he plans to take his mother to a Broadway show, but can't get seats for the one he wants.

To put it another way: Dexter would kill for a pair of tickets to The Book of Mormon...

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During the interview proper, Hall and I talked about a lot of other things -- including such delicate topics as his treatment for cancer between seasons of the show, and his marriage to, and just-finalized divorce from, Dexter co-star Jennifer Carpenter, who plays Debra, his sister (and now boss) on the series. And we discussed plenty of lighter topics as well, including -- Spoiler Alert! -- the whole idea of Spoiler Alerts.

Hall was gracious and open throughout -- except when laughingly, but carefully, choosing his words discussing the big plot twists on Dexter, which concludes its sixth season Sunday at 9 ET on Showtime. There, he was a bit protective, understandably. So if you're a fan of the show who's behind on your viewing, there's no reason to avoid our chat. Quite the contrary.

You can hear the interview on the radio today on Fresh Air, or read it (and, after about 5 p.m. ET, hear it) on the Fresh Air website HERE.

And if you do have a pair of Book of Mormon tickets over the holidays, and would consider selling them in exchange for -- I'm just spit-balling here, but perhaps a set visit to Dexter or a signed script -- then let me know, and I'll broker the deal, gratis.

Hall didn't ask for this, and Fresh Air certainly isn't aware of, much less condoning, my actions, but I think it'd be nice for Hall to take his mom to a Mormon musical over the holidays. After all, he's not a serial killer who kills other serial killers.

He just plays one on TV.

 

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AnonyMs said:

God bless you for mentioning The Point. Yes - Fred Wolf's animation and art direction was greatly inspiring to me as a student and young visual artist. Loved that film! Thank you for mentioning it.

[And thanks for letting us know -- even if AnonyMs-ly. - DB]

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