Dexter’s Yvonne Strahovski on Her Broadway Debut in ‘Golden Boy’

Yvonne Strahovski is used to playing some odd characters—including an ass-kicking spy on Chuck and a serial killer’s girlfriend on Dexter but it’s her new role on Broadway, in the revival of Clifford Odets’ Golden Boy, that has the actress a little nervous.

“Honestly, I do feel a little bit like a fish out of water,” she said in an interview with Yahoo! News.  “A, I’ve never done a Broadway play. B, I’ve never seen a Broadway play.  C, I’m Australian.  And I’m an Australian coming in to do a classic American play that is set in the ‘30s.  It’s been challenging on all fronts.”

As to point B, Strahovski admits, “I don’t know if I should be ashamed to say I’ve never seen one or if I should be kind of proud of it.  Probably a bit of both.”

Even though she’s never seen a Broadway production, Strahovski does have a theater background.  She went to University of Western Sydney and started her own theater company. Eventually she decided to search for work in Los Angeles, and booked her role on Chuck after only three days.

“I remember calling my parents and telling them I’m not coming home,” she said.  “And I never used my return ticket home.”

Golden Boy opens on Broadway at the Belasco Theater next week, and new episodes of Dexter air on Showtime, Sundays at 9 p.m.

Leave a Reply

Latest Videos

http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/alex-sharp-curious-incident-of-the-dog.jpg
Alex Sharp Talks About His Broadway Debut in ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ (video)
Alex Sharp went from working in a call-center and renovating houses to going to Julliard. And now, he’s starring in one of the most talked about shows of the season, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Check out this great, inspiring video!
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Its-only-a-play.jpg
Watch a Scene From Terrance McNally’s, ‘It’s Only a Play’, Featuring Nathan Lane and Micah Stock
Here’s a quick scene from Terrance McNally‘s It’s Only a Play, currently on Broadway at the Schoenfeld Theater. In this scene, Nathan Lane and Micah Stock meet for the first time. The show, about the opening night of a new play, also stars Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, F. Murray Abraham, Rupert Grint and Megan Mullally.
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/birdman-director-alejandro-g-ina.jpg
‘Birdman’ Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu Narrates a Scene from the Film Featuring Michael Keaton and Edward Norton
Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu narrates a scene from Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance that features stars Michael Keaton and Edward Norton. The film is wonderful and if it’s playing in your town, definitely check it out!
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/the-cast-of-mad-men-on-the-final.jpg
The Cast of ‘Mad Men’ on the Final Season and More
Though the AMC television series Mad Men might not carry the same cultural weight that it did a few years ago (splitting your final season over two years might do that to you), the second half of the show’s final season is expected to be full of powerful performances from its ensemble cast. With the […]
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/behind-the-scenes-of-a-sex-scene.jpg
Behind the Scenes of a Sex Scene with Patrick Wilson, Brooklyn Decker and Director Joe Carnahan
Director Joe Carnahan is giving viewers an inside look at what it is like to film a big screen Hollywood sex scene, as confirmed by Gawker. Carnahan released a brief video clip taken from the set of his latest film Stretch starring supermodel and actress Brooklyn Decker and Patrick Wilson. The video showcases the two […]