In anticipation of her major role in the upcoming seventh season of Dexter, actress Yvonne Strahovski prepared rather logically by watching every previous episode of the Showtime series over three weeks - and, apparently, got so into it that it gave her nightmares. In a recent interview with IGN, Strahovski revealed:

"...I had nightmares throughout those three weeks. [Laughs] I actually have a funny story. I was just in the thick of watching some episode that was pretty creepy. I was home alone and there was a knock at the door. It was some random real estate agent doing door knocks, and it was just so suspicious to me. I remember, at the door, I was like, “Yes? What do you want?” He then asked me a thousand questions, and I was still completely, very suspicious. I thought for sure he was a serial killer. For sure."

As for details about her character, Hannah McKay, Strahovski didn't give away much, just saying, "she has a checkered past that involves her boyfriend at that time," and "she meets Dexter because she has to help solve an old murder case." 

Season seven of Dexter will premiere on September 30th at 9 PM.

[via IGN]