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John Lithgow Almost Didn't Take Role on 'Dexter'

John Lithgow has been turning in one great performance after another on this season of 'Dexter'.

But Lithgow reveals he almost turned down his role as serial killer Trinity because he was about to head off an Italian vacation.

"My wife is the one who said, 'No, you've got to take the role,'" he tells AP in an interview.

"This man is very two-faced, like Dexter. A serial killer by definition is a man who presents himself in a very different way to the world. So it's an actor's field day figuring out what you reveal and what you don't."

"Every one of these stories that suddenly springs up in the news, you read it and think, 'My God, how could this possibly happen? How could a human being behave this way? Which in a way is really liberating because you can't outdo the truth."

And we're sure to see plenty more of John Lithgow in upcoming episodes after we finally got a look into his character's personal life this week -- and some of how he's managed to evade capture for so long.

With Dexter's sister now on Trinity's trail after realizing that she and Lundy weren't shot by the Vacation Murderer, action will begin to ramp up as we cross the halfway mark of the fourth season with 'Slack Tide' next week.

November 4, 2009 |

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