Hall still feels Bowie’s presence, he said, like an electrical charge near his solar plexus.
Bowie asked Hall the question that comes to many people’s minds: “So, what is it with you and death?
They are a sort of visual representation of what I understand to be the spiritual or emotional core of what he up to.”Hall also listens to a lot of Thelonious Monk before the show, “music I have loved all my life and always will. It is chaotic and unpredictable in its way and also follows its own rules, even if they are rules only Thelonious Monk knows about.” Hall’s name and not inconsiderable fan base guarantees healthy audiences for fans have a more pressing question: Will television’s best-known serial killer return, and if so when?
“Every time I’m asked about this I say, ‘never say never,’” Hall said, smiling.
Handsome, charming, and eloquent, and with a light beard of reddish-gray stubble, Hall will talk about death, both as a shadow in his own life and in the roles that have made him famous.
Having played one of television’s most radical and remembered gay characters, he will talk about "leaning in" to his own "fluid" sexuality, and the vexed cultural politics around the roles available for openly gay and trans actors and straight actors playing gay and trans roles.
’”His mother had subsequent relationships but didn’t remarry.
Hall doesn’t want to speak for her but thinks “she felt she had such a wonderful marriage, short-lived as it might have been, that she didn’t want to give energy to doing some lesser approximation.
His ambitions initially were to work in theaters he admired like The Public in New York (where he performed in ).
He did Shakespeare and Sondheim, and made enough money so as not have to do other work.
“The next thing I know there’s an announcement on the internet saying ‘he’s going to do it again.’ The way that show ended gave no sense of closure for people and a lot of questions unanswered. I stand by how that 8th season ended.”For Hall, the tragedy of Dexter is that “if he had kept on killing people he’d have been fine, but he gets married, he opens his imagination and heart.
He seems to be in this self-imposed exile, he certainly didn’t ride off into the sunset. He has a real connection to people, and all those people are compromised or destroyed in some way.
As far as any more of that happening, it’s possible.” In terms of discussions around the series, Hall said, “There have been different possibilities that have come up. Hall read books about his life, interested in finding out about the initial dependence and compounding dependence on drugs and steroids (which was his pain medication), and countering the debilitating effects of both with amphetamines.