As all cinephiles know, every film noir needs a femme fatale. Like Double Indemnity has Barbara Stanwyck’s Phyllis Dietrichson, the new thriller Manhattan Night has Caroline Crowley—portrayed by actress Yvonne Strahovski.
Manhattan Night—a film that put its own unique modern spin on the classic genre—follows a jaded tabloid journalist Porter Wren (Adrien Brody) struggling to make a living off his print articles in the digital age. But after meeting the enigmatic Caroline, he finds himself enwrapped in her life, simultaneously bedding and helping her solve the mystery of her late husband Simon Crowley’s (Campbell Scott) death.
However, Porter ends up not only putting his life, but that of his wife, Lisa (Jennifer Beals) and kids, in jeopardy for the charming stranger. However, Caroline isn’t your textbook femme fatale because there’s more to her story than meets the eye—and it’s quite a twisted story to say the least.
This isn’t the first time Yvonne Strahovski has played a seductive woman with a complex history. The actress is also known for playing Hannah McKay on Dexter and Sarah Walker on Chuck—both badass ladies with mysterious pasts.
WhoSay talked to the 33-year-old actress about her Manhattan Night role, news consumption in the 21st century, her iconic characters’ possible fates, and more. Check out our exclusive interview below.
WhoSay: Manhattan Night talks a lot about how hardcopy newspapers are being replaced by videos and viral content? Do you personally still read print stories?
Strahovski: I was never really into newspaper reading to begin with. Social media is a system where you follow [what] you’re interested in. Then I read all of the articles off of my phone, basically. But I am a fan of reading books. I can’t seem to get through books online or on any kind of device. I grew up on reading books, holding them in my hand, [and] the smell of the paper. Continue reading Yvonne Predicts the Fate of Her Characters In ‘Dexter’ and ‘Chuck’
Pictures and screen captures from Yvonne on Amazon’s “Style Code Live” have been added to the gallery. You can watch the interview here!
023 x Public Appearances > 2016 > Amazon’s “Style Code Live” – 05.17.16
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Pictures of Yvonne at the “Manhattan Night” New York Screening are now in the gallery. Yvonne looked beautiful!
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Yvonne’s latest movie “Manhattan Night” (previously called Manhattan Nocturne) will be in select theaters on available On Demand this Friday, May 20th! I can’t wait to see it. I’ve added stills from the movie, captures from the trailer, and captures from the interview to the gallery.
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Screen captures and a couple more stills of Yvonne from her unpicked up Amazon pilot “Edge” have been added to the gallery. It’s a shame the show didn’t get additional episodes! I really enjoyed what we saw of Yvonne’s character.
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Stay tuned for more updates!
The gallery is now caught up on all of Yvonne’s recent events.
111 x Public Appearances > 2015 > 29th American Cinematheque Award Honoring Reese Witherspoon – 10.31.15
026 x Public Appearances > 2015 > Official Viper Room Re-Launch Party – 11.17.15
058 x Public Appearances > 2015 > Petit Maison Chic Fashion Show Honoring Operation Smile – 11.21.15
005 x Public Appearances > 2016 > Premiere Of DC Entertainment & Warner Bros “Batman: Bad Blood” – 02.01.16
016 x Public Appearances > 2016 > 24th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundations Oscar Viewing Party – 02.28.16
Hey everyone! Amazon has released a still from Yvonne’s pilot “Edge” featuring Yvonne. They’ve also released a new summary. Read the summer below and check out the new still.
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EDGE | Set in 1868 and based on George G. Gilman’s best-selling novel series — which has been described as “the most violent Western in print” — this drama stars Max Martini (The Unit) as Josiah “Edge” Hedges, a Union officer-turned-cowboy who prowls the post-Civil War American West, doling out a peculiar/savage justice. Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) and Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck) co-star.