Michael C. Hall

  • Aired:  09/05/13
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"Dexter" star Michael C. Hall explains why his character has started killing fewer people and talks about saying goodbye to his TV family. (6:19)

>> WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT, HE STARS IN SHOW TIME'S DEXTER CURRENTLY IN ITS FINAL SEASON.

>> I HAVE TO TELL YOU SOMETHING.

>> WHAT?

>> HARRISON AND I ARE LEAVING SOON.

>> WHAT DO YOU MEAN ARE YOU LEAVING, YOU ARE LEAVING WHERE.

>> LEAVING MIAMI, WITH HANNA.

>> WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

>> WE'RE MOVING TO ARGENTINA.

>> ARE YOU KIDDING?

DO YOU KNOW HOW STUPID THAT SOUNDS.

YOU ARE A GOING TO TAKE YOUR

[BLEEP] SON AND MOVE TO A COUNTRY WITH A WANTED FUGITIVE. HAVE YOU THOUGHT THIS THROUGH.

>> I HAVE.

>> Jon: WHAT'S WITH THE CURSING.

PLEASE WELCOME BACK TO THE PROGRAM MICHAEL C. HALL.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) HELLO, BROTHER!

MY FRIEND, NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN.

>> YOU TOO.

>> THIS, I GOT TO TELL YOU THIS DEXTER HOW MANY YEAR, 8 YEARS.

>> YEAH, 7 YEARS, THAT'S LIKE COLLEGE TWICE.

>> IS THERE-- I KNOW YOU LOVE DOING IT IT IS A WONDERFUL SHOW.

IS THERE ANY PART OF YOU THAT THINKS I'M GOING TO BE SOMEWHAT RELIEVED NOT TO HAVE TO KILL SO MANY PEOPLE

ANY MORE?

>> YES, ABSOLUTELY, YEAH.

I MEAN I TAKE A LOT OF PRIDE IN WHAT WE'VE DONE COLLECTIVELY.

BUT YEAH THERE'S A SENSE OF RELIEF THAT I'M NOT-- I THINK IT DOES SOMETHING TO YOU, EVEN IF IT'S JUST A SIMULATION.

LIKE IN FACT WE FINISHED AND MY FIRST THOUGHT WAS WHAT HAVE I DONE.

(LAUGHTER) YOU KNOW, LIKE I MEAN, I KNOW AGAIN SIMULATION BUT I FEEL LIKE THERE IS SOME PART OF

ME THAT RECORDED THIS AS IF IT ACTUALLY HAPPENED.

>> Jon: THERE IS SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

I KNOW FOR ME IT HAS BEEN A LOT OF YEARS AND I TAKE OFF MAKEUP EVERY NIGHT BUT I

IMAGINE IF THAT WERE LET'S SAY, I DON'T KNOW, BLOOD, THAT WOULD HAVE AN IMPACT.

>> THERE'S ALSO THE WORRY THAT I WAS EXORCISING SOME DEMONS DOING THE SHOW THAT

I'M GOING TO HAVE TO FIND ANOTHER WAY TO EXORCISE WITHOUT ACTUALLY KILLING PEOPLE.

>> Jon: YEAH, THAT WOULD BE BETTER.

>> YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.

YOU KNOW, LIKE I DON'T KNOW, RACQUETBALL.

>> Jon: YEAH, YEAH, SOMETHING.

BUT ALSO THE CHARACTER, THE MORTICIAN.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: THE SERIAL KILLER, I WANT TO SEE MICHAEL HALL'S GOOD TIME FUN HOUR.

>> YEAH.

>> Jon: YOU IN A BUNNY SUIT JUST HOPPING.

NOBODY DIES.

>> NOBODY DIES.

>> Jon: IT'S JUST UNICORNS AND RAINBOWS.

>> I HAVE A MOVIE COMING OUT, FIRST FRAME OF THE FILM, MY CHARACTER, DEAD.

>> Jon: WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE?

>> I TURNED THE TABLES ON MYSELF BUT I STILL CAN'T GET AWAY FROM THE DEAD BODIES.

>> Jon: I HAVE TO SAY THIS THOUGH, I'VE NOTICED WITH DEXTER THAT WHEN YOU WERE EARLY LIKE THE

YOUNGER SERIAL KILLER GUY, BODY COUNT YOU WERE KNOCKING THEM OFF WEEK-TO-WEEK, NOW

IT TAKES FIVE EPISODES.

>> I KNOW, I KNOW.

>> Jon: IT'S NOT THE SAME.

>> GET OUT THE SARAN WRAP AND DO THIS.

>> TRUE.

>> Jon: YOU SLOWED DOWN A LITTLE BIT.

>> I KNOW.

HE'S TRYING TO HAVE HIS CAKE AND KILL IT TOO.

IT'S LIKE HE'S TRYING TO HAVE REAL FRIENDSHIPS AND REAL RELATIONSHIPS.

AND IT'S A MESS.

>> Jon: DO YOU FIND, YOU KNOW, THAT AS YOU BEGIN TO WIND DOWN WITH THIS, THAT

THE FAMILY THAT YOU GUYS HAVE ASSEMBLED, LIKE THERE'S A MELANCHOLY, A FEELING OF

EXCITEMENT BUT ALSO THERE IS A STRANGE MELANCHOLY.

>> A VAGUE SENSE OF SADNESS.

>> Jon: IT'S LIKE A FAMILY.

>> IT'S VERY MUCH SO I'M SURE YOU CAN RELATE TO THAT, HAVING SPENT AS MUCH TIME AS

YOU HAVE HERE.

>> Jon: I DON'T --

>> KNOW WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT?

>> Jon: I TRY NOT TO MAKE EYE CONTACT WITH ANYBODY.

I TREAT THIS LIKE NAM, YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW WHO IS GOING TO GET FRAGGED NEXT SO

I'M NOT LOOKING.

>> YOU DON'T DECORATE YOUR OFFICE.

>> Jon: I DON'T DECORATE THE OFFICE.

>> LIKE A PRISON CELL.

>> Jon: ABSOLUTELY, YEAH,

>> TRULY.

AND IT'S JUST A SERIES OF GOOD-BYES.

THE WHOLE LAST SEASON, THE FIRST EPISODE WAS THE FIRST LAST EPISODE, THE LAST FIRST

EPISODE, WHAT-- AND AS PEOPLE HAD THEIR LAST SCENES, YOU KNOW, IT IS A CUMULATIVE

SENSE OF, WELL, SADNESS AND AN END.

>> Jon: DO THEY KEEP IN TOUCH I DON'T HAVE AS MUCH EXPERIENCE IN THIS BUT ON

THE FILM WE DID OVER THE SUMMER, WE ALL CAME TOGETHER, VERY INTENSE EXPERIENCE, WE

WERE ALL, AND THEN AS YOU WENT THROUGH IT, THEY WOULD BE LIKE THAT'S A PICTURE WRAP AND THAT PERSON

DISAPPEARED FROM THE EARTH.

>> YEAH.

>> Jon: LIKE IT WAS KIND OF WEIRD AND IT TOOK AWHILE TO ADJUST TO IT EMOTIONALLY.

>> IT'S AN AWKWARD THING.

YOU CAN'T REALLY ASSIMILATE THE ENTIRETY OF EIGHT YEARS WHEN YOU ARE SAYING GOOD-BYE

TO SOMEONE ONE AFTERNOON WHEN IT'S THEIR LAST SCENE, HARD TO WRAP YOUR HEAD AROUND.

>> Jon: YOU'VE GONE THROUGH THIS IN ANOTHER SERIES.

THERE SOMETHING THAT STAYS WITH YOU, I FIND LIKE WITH MY HIGH SCHOOL FRIENDS IF WE

GET TOGETHER AGAIN, BOY, YEARS JUST FALL-- IN FIVE MINUTES.

>> ARE YOU RIGHT BACK THERE.

>> Jon: SO IS THERE THE FEELING OF SECURITY THAT WHEN YOU RECONNECT WITH THEM

YOU KNOW THE EASE IN WHICH YOU GET ALONG WILL BE THERE.

>> YEAH, I HAVE THAT.

I SAW LAURYN AMBROSE WHO PLAYED MY SISTER ON SIX FEET UNDER RECENTLY AND THERE IS

AN IMMEDIATE, SORT OF BACK AND FORTH THAT WE HAD.

AND I HAVEN'T SEEN HER IN YEARS AND I HAVE THAT WITH MEMBERS OF THAT FAMILY.

AND I HOPE THAT WILL HAVE THE SAME WITH DEXTER PEOPLE.

>> Jon: THAT WILL BE LOVELY.

YOU KNOW WHAT MI GOING TO DO IN THE FILM THAT I WAS FILMING, I'M GOING TO FRIEND

THEM ON-- ON SOME TYPE OF SOCIAL MEDIA.

>> RIGHT.

>> Jon: AND THEN WE'LL UPDATE EACH OTHER.

>> MAYBE YOU COULD SEND PHOTOS WHERE YOU ARE LOOKING DIRECTLY INTO THEIR EYES AND

THEY CAN HAVE AN EXPERIENCE THEY'VE HAVE NEVER HAD BEFORE.

>> Jon: ARE YOU TOTALLY A SERIAL KILLER.

YOU'RE [BLEEP] CRAZY!

NO, IT'S GREAT.

CONGRATULATIONS SO MUCH ON THE SHOW.

IT'S SO WELL DONE.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Jon: SUCH A GOOD SHOW.

APPRECIATE YOU BEING HERE.

DEXTER AIRS ON SHOWTIME SUNDAY NIGHTS AT 9, HOW MANY MORE EPISODES THREE, TWO.

>> THERE ARE THREE LEFT STARTING SUNDAY.

>> Jon: THREE LEFT, MAN, SO CHECK THEM OUT.

I WANTED THOSE OTHER PEOPLE DEAD.

IS IT REALLY CALLED KILL YOUR DARLINGS.

>> YEAH.

>> Jon: SON OF A BITCH.

>> I CAN'T GET AWAY FROM IT.

>> Jon: MICHAEL C. HALL, NICE TO SEE YOU.

>> PLEASURE.

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