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
Matthew McConaughey Reveals How He Came Up With His Catchphrase, ‘Alright, alright, alright!’
"My character, David Wooderson, he has three lines in the entire film. Alright, but one of those lines is what I like to call a launch pad line." - Matthew McConaughey
Jennifer Jason Leigh on ‘The Hateful Eight’, Quentin Tarantino and Playing People in “Extreme Circumstances”
Jennifer Jason Leigh: "I think that's an incredible thing that we can do as actors—to feel empathy toward someone that you may otherwise detest, you know?”
Ian McKellen on Working with Child Actors and How He Transitioned from a Stage Actor to a Screen Actor
"And I think when I decided to become professional, my only aim, really, was to get better as an actor." - Ian McKellen
New ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ Star Tyler Lea on Taking Over from a Tony Award Winner
"I haven't done a whole lot. This is my first huge thing. This is my first bite. I was waiting it out and then I caught a really, really big fish." - Tyler Lea
Master of None’s Noël Wells Talks Positive Attitudes and Having Nothing To Lose
Noel Wells starring role alongside Aziz Ansari in his Netflix series, Master of None, has audiences in stitches
// BLOCK AD BLOCK SNIPPET Place this code snippet near the footer of your page before the close of the /body tag