The opportunity for employment was very attractive.What was it about Dexter Morgan that made him a likable and relatable character?Jennifer Carpenter: The script was like a Mack Truck. It just swept you up and it was invigorating and unlike anything I'd ever read before or have seen on television.The other thing that attracted me to it was employment.Before that I had been waiting tables and I did a comedy [ too but I don't really like to be unemployed.
He was compelling because he made the claim that he was without the capacity for human emotion and we were maybe meant to be suspicious of that.And just because the marriage ended doesn't mean the love isn't still there," Carpenter recently told E! "We take very good care of each other and our cast—we always have—and I'm just really lucky."The two split in December of 2010 after two short years of marriage, but have continued working together on season six of as siblings, Debra and Dexter Morgan.Maybe if the show wasn't such a huge success with a major cult following, it would've been easy for one of them to leave the show after their divorce?Carpenter: When I look back on it, I'm aware that it wasn't easy. It was like she was spinning in 360-degree circles again and again and she just couldn't find a place to stop.There was a part of me, just as the actor, that envied the voiceover.