16 Astounding Stories From Behind-The-Scenes Of 'Dexter'. These Are Crazy!

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1/16) During filming, Michael C. Hall accidentally crashed his famous speedboat, 'Slice of Life', into a pier. causing $8,000 worth of damage to the boat. Fortunately, he didn't have to pay for the damages.

2/16) Originally, writers were planning to have Dexter killed off in the series finale however as the show went on, Showtime wouldn't allow it.

3/16) Unlike many other TV shows of the time, there is no improvisation on set. Actors are required to follow the scripts verbatim, and any possible changes to the dialogue has to be run by James Manos, Jr., the creator of Dexter, first.

4/16) Julie Benz, who plays Rita on the show, was once the #12 ranked ice skater in the United States before an injury changed her career to acting.

Her career was not without bumps though, as she's twice lost roles to Sarah Michelle Gellar: the first role was as Kendall Hart in All My Children and the second role was as Buffy in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


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