Several actors including Jennifer Carpenter have commented on being on Dexter’s table. The most common reaction to the experience was the difficulty of remaining in a thick cocoon of plastic wrap for several hours at a time. But this isn’t why Dexter started cutting down on the saran-wrap.
Plastic wrap has the ability to actually suffocate people. Though the plastic was not always covering peoples’ mouths, it prevented the actors’ skin from breathing, which might, in extreme circumstances, led to actual deaths on set.
Michael C. Hall claimed: “I’ve had dreams that blurred my own reality and Dexter’s. I had a dream where I was at a beach house with my extended family and the doorbell kept ringing. I’d go to answer it, and little Chino would be there (one of Dexter’s more formidable victims) and i had to kill him. And every time I returned to the table, the doorbell would ring again. And he’d be there again, and I’d have to kill him again. It was tedious.”
According to WhatCulture.com, “Dexter managed to cause an international incident thanks to an off-hand remark in one episode which stated that Adelaide, a city in southern Australia, had the highest serial killer count per person out of any place in the world. It may or may not actually be true, but it’s a widely-reported bit of grizzly trivia.
Regardless of any factual basis, the South Australian government filed complaints against the local Fox affiliate that aired the show in the country, and adverts around the country promoting the then-current season were pulled from billboards, newspapers, magazines and TV screens as a result. Sure are sensitive, those murderous Aussies.”
Michael C. Hall kept Dexter’s laminate ID, watch, and boots after the series ended.
Michael C. Hall cites his favorite on-set moment as being the shot for the top of “Crocodile” (S1E2) when he was floating in the lagoon because it was “so tranquil.”
For fun, Michael C. Hall “dress[es] up as a woman and sing[s] rock songs,” reads, goes to the movies by himself in the middle of the day, walks the streets of New York, pets his dog, and has sex.
While getting ready to perform on Broadway in Hedwig & the Angry Inch, Michael C. Hall listened to Kyuss and Sloburn.
Yvonne Strahovski starred in 24: Live Another Day in 2014, just after the series finale of Dexter. She was cast as Kate Morgan, which seems like a nod toward what could have been had Dexter made it to Argentina.
James Remar is starring in Papa as Santo Trafficante, Decommissioned as David Marino, The Night Watchmen as Randall, Unnatural, The Wrong Side of Right as Daniel Holloway, and February.
Of course, that’s just what IMDb says. Chances are these movies will be spread out over the course of the next few years.