Michael C. Hall talks life after 'Dexter,' 'Kill Your Darlings' murder scene

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Now that "Dexter" ended with its Season 8/series finale, Michael C. Hall is looking forward to photo shoots that don't end with blood all over his face.

The "Dexter" star opened up on "Conan" on Tuesday (Oct. 22) about his past experiences with photo shoots. "I think I was a little too accommodating looking back," Hall says. "Too much blood on the face. But I think that's over now."

Another thing that's "over" for Hall? Simulating murder in photos with fans ... with one exception. "If somebody brings a prop I'll use it, but generally no. I'm not going to do that. I'll smile," Hall says.

Though his serial killer days are behind him, Hall isn't done with simulated murder as a rule. "There still might be simulated murder," Hall says. "Like in 'Kill Your Darlings.' There's a murder in that film."

Hall's upcoming film, "Kill Your Darlings," focuses on the birth of the beat generation, and also stars "Harry Potter" alum Daniel Radcliffe. "He's remarkably self-possessed and intelligent and talented for someone whoe's been famous since he was 11," Hall says of his co-star. "He excites the masses. We were shooting outside a elemantary school and the kids were pressed against the chain link fence chanting, 'Harry Potter! Harry Potter!'"

Hall wasn't too upset that the children didn't recognize him as well, as host Conan O'Brien pointed out that kids don't watch "Dexter." "Just ones with bad parents, probably," Hall adds.

"Kill Your Darlings" is out now in limited theaters.

Photo/Video credit: Conan
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