Dexter: Jennifer Carpenter on Deb/Hannah Drama and Her 'Incredible' Co-Star Yvonne Strahovski

Dexter Season 7 SpoilersMiami Metro heroine Debra Morgan and newly-minted murderess Hannah McKay have yet to cross paths on Showtime’s Dexter (Sundays, 9/8c), but an intro between the two is imminent and — according to Jennifer Carpenter – it’s not gonna be pretty.

“The interaction between Deb and Hannah is like putting two Siamese fighting fish in a bowl, where one will ultimately destroy the other,” the actress tells TVLine with a laugh.”You just don’t know who is going to win.”

Carpenter reveals that “their tension is palpable” from the get-go for a number of reasons, including “the rap sheet that Hannah comes with, [and] the threat she poses to both Deb’s brother [Dexter] and to Deb herself.” Adds the actress, “Hannah’s such a different flavor than Deb; still just as strong and potent, but she has a different fighting style… She’s working all kinds of angles, and there’s every reason [for Deb] to get her out of [their] lives.”

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Onscreen drama aside, Carpenter could not be more complimentary of co-star Yvonne Strahovski, whom she calls “an incredible human being and a brilliant actress.”

“It is such a treat to work with an actor who’s playing a character who can feel feelings,” she continues, joking, “because Dexter can’t! So, that’s been amazing.”

Are you excited for the Deb/Hannah showdown? Hit the comments!

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17 Comments
  1. Eve says:

    Sounds cool, can’t wait. Jennifer Carpenter is really shining this season. I have never seem Stahovski in anything before but have been very impressed so far in her appearances. I like the apparent contrast v Hannah and Dex. You get the idea that Hannah thrives Amd enjoys killing, feels alive while doing it. I am looking fed to seeing Dex , Deb, Hannah, and the oh so hot Issak battling it out the rest of these episodes.

  2. JennyS says:

    I always felt Yvonne was criminally underrated as an actress during her Chuck days, so it’s so nice to hear Jennifer praising her like this. Yvonne has it all: looks, talent, charisma, and she has no ego whatsoever. And Jen is a brilliant actress as well. I cannot wait to see her their interactions in the upcoming episodes.

  3. shalomo says:

    i need to see issak do a sex scene. maybe a flashback with loverboy. k, thanks.

  4. Ren says:

    im waiting for the victor/issak sex scene. he was obviously his sugar daddy.

  5. Spoiler Junkie says:

    This is awesome. Reminds me of the time in S2 when Debra threatened Lila to GTFO of Dexter’s life. Cant wait to see the showdown between Deb and Hannah – *take cover Hannah, the F-bombs are going to rain down on you* :D

    IMO, this season of Dexter belongs to Jennifer Carpenter – every scene that she is in with Micahel C. Hall, I find myself riveted to the screen and cheering her on.

  6. Annika says:

    I just have to say I can’t believe how good Jennifer Carpenter is as an actress. She gets more and more amazing as Debra with each season!

    • Strepsi says:

      Seriously, where the hell is Jennifer Carpenter’s Emmy? This character has never felt less than 100% real, and a unique female character on TV.

  7. Beno says:

    Deb/Hannah lesbian fight.

  8. lei says:

    Why is it that everytime I hear an actress call a costar “incridible” I think “she hates her”? Seriously, in the dexter panel at SDCC they didn’t seems to get along.. A “julia stiles” vibe kinda thing..

    • JennyS says:

      People are reading way too much into Jen’s “serious” expression during the Dexter panel. Jennifer has given every indication that she really likes Yvonne and they are very friendly on twitter. If you hate someone’s guts, you don’t call them an incredible human being.

    • geekfuriouscom says:

      Everyone loves Yvonne. Hell, the ladies who acted with her on CHUCK are all close to her still, even the ones who only did one or two episodes.

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