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.”
Source: Showbiz Junkies