BATES MOTEL Scoop: Freddie Highmore and EP Carlton Cuse Preview Tonight’s Season 2 Finale


The tale of how a serial killer became one of the most notorious serial killers in cinematic history is not one that television viewers would normally latch onto. But due to the inherent charisma of the actors and the fascinating characters they have brought to life in A&E’s series BATES MOTEL, viewer cannot help but be entranced on the journey of Norman and Norma Bates and how their intense mother-son relationship molded the serial killer that would one day be terrifyingly brought to life in the film PSYCHO.

In a recent press call, star Freddie Highmore and executive producer Carlton Cuse talked about bringing the life of Norman Bates to television and how they have crafted a special story that audiences cannot help but be captivated by. They also preview where Season 2 will leave the tense story of Norman, his mother Norma and his brother Dylan as their lives intersect at a pivot moment for each. [Read more…]

BATES MOTEL Scoop: Vera Farmiga and EP Kerry Ehrin Preview The Painful Journey of Norma in Season 2


The first season of BATES MOTEL introduced viewers to the double-layered world of Norman (Freddie Highmore) and Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga). On the surface it looked normal, but just below the surface was a layer of uncertainty and insanity. The mother-son duo, to the casual eye, were all normal and just fine. But as we got to know them better, they were not quite as normal as they appeared. Something was off. Their perspective warped by their life experiences and perhaps a few genetic proclivities as well. Fighting the non-normal impulses, Norma was the more self-aware of the two; but with each episode viewers fell under the self-delusional spell of Normal and Norman. Seeing the world through their eyes heightened the prevailing sense of fear, paranoia and irrational belief of love when perhaps none was truly there.

A spasm of reality crept in in the Season 1 finale with the murder of Ms. Watson (Keegan Connor Tracy), leaving both Norman and Norma to wonder if Norman was capable of killing again, albeit in a fugue state so that he could not remember it.

In a recent press conference call, star Vera Farmiga and executive producer Kerry Ehrin talked about Norma’s painful journey of self-discovery and self-realization in Season 2 of BATES MOTEL: [Read more…]

We Check in with BATES MOTEL Star Freddie Highmore

If you’re as obsessed with A&E’s BATES MOTEL as we are, you’ll most certainly not want to miss us checking in with series star Freddie Highmore at this past summer’s San Diego Comic Con 2013. [Read more…]

We Check into the Paley Center to Celebrate with the Cast and Creative Team of BATES MOTEL [Video]

Couldn’t make it to sunny Los Angeles for the recent Paley Center for Media honoring A&E’s BATES MOTEL? Never fear… is here. Here that is with some fantastic video interviews courtesy of our Senior West Coast Correspondent Tiffany Vogt who was on hand to get you up close and personal with your favorite television talent. Case in point, these recently shot interviews the cast and creative team of BATES MOTEL including stars Max Thieriot, Nicola Peltz, Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga and Nestor Carbonell. See for yourself, after the jump. [Read more…]