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Yvonne Strahovski on “24: Live Another Day”, Potential Spin-Off and Fan Reactions

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Yvonne Strahovski, an Australian actress best known for portraying CIA Agent Sarah Walker in the NBC television series “Chuck” from 2007 to 2012, landed a role as Hannah McKay in the Showtime series “Dexter.” Strahovski is also the voice and model of Miranda Lawson in the “Mass Effect” video game series.

Her most recent and exciting role is the playing CIA agent Kate Morgan in “24: Live Another Day.” Many of Strahovski’s charactors are both intense, tough mentally, and always physical. Strahovski said she seems to find herself more in tune with her emotions and in a way prefers emotional scenes where she can really stretch her acting chops.

“I like sort of exploring the human behavior that you have explore when looking at those kinds of scenes and I like looking at the reasons why people do things that they do because they’re often complicated and it’s not often just one reason as to why people do things the way they do,” Strahovski said. “So I do like those more meatier scenes, but that’s not to say that I don’t love the physical stuff, too, because I do like that as well.”

Strzechowski’s character didn’t exist in the original FOX show, “24,” but became a fan favorite quickly due to her likability and strength. Due to the reactions from the fans, rumors flooded the Internet that Strahovski would be part of a new spin-off show similar to that of “24″ but based off of her character.

Strahovski said she loves playing Kate and has no confirmation of the spin-off, saying Kate has been “demoted in her job” and has a lot of “personal problems” with her husband that causes her to go in a downward spiral. She hopes fans remain happy with her character because she would be open to see the story continue.

Strahovski’s said fans can expect a lot of similarities between her and Kiefer Sutherland’s character, Jack, as the season unfolds.

“I definitely saw early on the similarities between the two characters and I think it’s important for me as an actress to recognize those particular similarities that ought to be there between Jack Bauer and Kate Morgan,” Strahovski said. “That’s definitely a part of the story line that we’re going in to. She’s been given a second chance, so she sees Jack Bauer as her second chance right now.”

Although Strahovski couldn’t reveal too many plot decisions she said that fans will learn more about her husband, why she has so many personal problems with him, and a little more background on her character.

Watch Strahovski on “24: Live Another Day” every Monday at 9 p.m. on FOX.


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Monica Gleberman began writing in 2000. She has been published on CNN and in the Suffolk Times, Examiner, The Daily Collegian, Demand Studios, Patch, and The Tattoo.

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