Nestor Carbonell was interviewed by Showbiz Junkies and he mentioned working with Vera on Bates Motel and things about the show in general.
For a while it actually looked like Sheriff Romero was going to have a nice, calm, romantic life with the woman that he loved, and then…
Nestor Carbonell: “This little jerk ruins it all! It’s awful. It’s interesting, even knowing it was coming we tried to stay in the moment as much as you can. I remember Vera and I talked about, ‘Okay, we can’t play the end. We’ve got to play it light. We’ve got to stay hopeful.’ You know what’s going to happen but you’ve got to stay hopeful through the process and find moments of hope. But the end was so devastating; I didn’t know it was going to hit me as hard as it did and neither did the crew. I could see a number of them emotional, crying. And I know Carlton (Cuse) spoke about it at the panel, he cried when he was writing a specific part of that scene on the plane.
We’ve grown so attached to these characters. Kerry (Ehrin) and Carlton and the writers have written such amazingly rich and messed up characters with incredible misbehavior, and yet somehow as messed up as they are we’ve grown really attached to them. So when someone like that dies, it’s weird. It almost feels real.”
Now that Norma’s dead and only living in Norman’s delusional mind, will you ever get to work with Vera Farmiga anymore?
Nestor Carbonell: “I can’t, unless I start hallucinating, I can’t imagine I do. I know Max (Thieriot) spoke about this at the panel that one of the sad things (was) last year he had a phenomenal bunch of scenes with Vera at the end where they didn’t see eye-to-eye and he left on bad terms with her. But he said outside of those scenes what was even more painful was knowing that he wouldn’t have scenes with her ever again. I certainly felt the same way. I knew going in to it after episode nine I was like, ‘Well, that’s it, except for trying to put a ring on her corpse.’ It’s just not quite the same as interacting with her in real life. So, unfortunately, Freddie hogs her all to himself next season.”
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Fresh off the success of his shark thriller THE SHALLOWS, director Jaume Collet-Serra is moving on to his fourth collaboration with Liam Neeson, a Hitchcockian thriller called THE COMMUTER.
Said to be in the vein of Hitchcock’s STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, THE COMMUTER was written by Philip de Blasi and Byron Willinger. It tells the story of
a mysterious woman that makes an offer to an insurance salesman to uncover the identity of a passenger before the train’s last stop.
Neeson will be playing the salesman, and the supporting cast is set to include a pair of actors whose presence will likely give horror fans’ interest in this project a substantial boost: THE CONJURING and THE CONJURING 2 stars Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, who displayed fantastic chemistry in those haunted house films, will be reuniting to co-star in THE COMMUTER.
Farmiga will be playing the mysterious woman whose request gets the thriller rolling, while Wilson will be playing the saleman’s trusted friend who helps him along the way. This makes it certain that I will be watching this movie, if just to see Wilson and Farmiga share the screen again.
The cast will also include Sam Neill, Elizabeth McGovern, and Jonathan Banks.
Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman are producing THE COMMUTER, which Lionsgate will be releasing into theatres on October 13, 2017.
Collet-Serra and Neeson previously worked together on UNKNOWN, NON-STOP, and RUN ALL NIGHT.
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Despite Norma’s (Vera Farmiga) sudden death in “Bates Motel” season 4, fans are still going to be treated with a steady dose of her when the thriller premieres its fifth and final season.
The cast of “Bates Motel” spoke with TV Line’s Michael Ausiello when he caught up with them during the recently held San Diego Comic-Con. Though already succumbing to death last season, Farmiga was still in attendance, which may be a hint of what lies ahead for “Bates Motel“. She was joined by Freddie Highmore, Nestor Carbonell and Max Thieriot who play Norman, Romero and Dylan, respectively. Executive producer Kerry Ehrin was also present during the interview.
The group was generous enough in giving sneak peeks of what may happen in the show’s final season, especially with the very intriguing presence of Norma. Ehrin shared that the death of “Mother” in season 4 will actually give them the chance to “spend more time with her now.” Of course, how this will eventually take place is still being kept tightly under wraps.
Farmiga, on the other hand, revealed that her scenes with Norman in season 5 could be similar to scenes they have previously filmed — the ones that did not make the cut in the specific time period that it was initially planned to air. Interestingly, the critically acclaimed actress teased of “pretty racy things” that involved intimate moments.
Given this, as well as Erin’s statement, it can be presumed that a multi-perspective kind of storytelling coupled with flashbacks will somehow be utilized.
In the final moments of season 4, Norman appeared to be delusional, seemingly unaware of his mother’s death. It prompted him to bring her lifeless body back home and treated her as if she was still alive. Elsewhere, Romero was picked up by officials who were suspicious of his anomalous activities, while Dylan was unconscious of the situation.
Executive producer Carlton Cuse also recently talked about the casting of Rihanna as Marion Crane, the character featured in the 1960s film “Psycho.” Despite her addition, Cuse revealed that they are not planning to adapt the plot of the movie to a dot.
No official premiere date for the final season of “Bates Motel” has been set but it is expected to air March of next year on A&E.
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Aside from Rihanna being cast as Marion Crane for the final season of “Bates Motel,” there are still other questions lingering after watching that Season 4 finale. What we know for certain is that Norma is dead at Norman’s hand — leading the Season 5 story directly into “Psycho” territory. But, how will this all play out?
Vera Farmiga (Norma Bates) and Freddie Highmore (Norman Bates) spoke to Zap2it at San Diego Comic-Con about the changes to be expected in the upcoming season. As far as the shift in the Norma character, Farmiga’s only request is that she not be limited.
“I think it’s going to continue being a playground. That was my biggest fear, she would be minimized,” Farmiga says. “She was so robust, Norma Bates. I had no idea when I signed onto this that I would be singing and dancing and playing piano — being funny and being absurd. I had no idea that this female characterization embodied all of that.”
Farmiga continues, “I think there’s going to be more liberties and lunacy, given the fact that she is a figment … a ghost that he’s creating.”
And speaking of Norman … Highmore is stepping behind the camera yet again to write another episode for the show. Between juggling his on and off-camera responsibilities, it sounds like things can get quite heated on-set … but for all the right reasons.
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A lot of fans were saddened by Norma’s (Vera Farmiga) sudden death in season 4 of “Bates Motel,” and apparently, the cast as well as the crew of the series were similarly heartbroken by the shocking twist.
“It was so devastating,” series star Nestor Carbonell said during a roundtable interview with RickeyTV at the San Diego Comic-Con last month.” I didn’t know it was going to hit me as hard as it did … neither did the crew. I saw a number of them emotional, crying.”
“[Series executive producer] Carlton [Cuse] spoke about it at the panel,” added Carbonell who plays Alex on the series. “He cried when he was writing a specific part of that [murder-suicide] scene on the plane.”
Carbonell said that fans’ sympathy for Norma is not only a testament to Farmiga’s great performance; it is also a proof to the amazing work of the writers behind the camera.
He said: “Carlton, [his fellow executive producer] Kerry [Ehrin] and the writers have written such amazingly rich and messed up characters with incredible misbehavior, and yet somehow — as messed up as they are –we’ve grown really attached to them, so when someone like that dies, it’s weird, it almost feels real.”
“Norma is a character that we only see dead in ‘Psycho,’ but Vera and Kerry and the writers had fleshed out this extraordinary character that all of us have fallen for. So when she died, it weirdly felt like family,” the “Lost” alum added in an interview with AfterBuzz TV, also at Comic-Con.
Despite Norma’s death, Farmiga will return for the fifth and final season of the series as a regular. “She still exists in Norman’s [Freddie Highmore] imagination,” Cuse told Entertainment Weekly. “He will become an increasingly unreliable narrator and through his point of view, we’re going to see a lot of her. She’s very much a character.”
Ehrin said the same thing during an interview with Yahoo TV last May. “Vera is going to be fully present [next season],” she said. “We’re really excited about the idea of unleashing a character that is … a hallucination.”
“Bates Motel” season 5 is expected to premiere March next year.